Friday, May 27, 2005


Nice morning at Mottisfont Abbey yesterday - so nice it didn't feel like work. They had decided to invite some "stakeholders" along to talk about what they are doing plus give a quick tour of house and gardens.
Learnt a lot but would advise people to visit in a couple of weeks time when the stunning shrub roses will be at their best.

Also learnt that it is not from to "mention the G word". G stands for Garratt (as in Lesley) as a few years ago the Abbey was the venue for a concert. Concert was enjoyed by approx 10,000 people but the resultant traffic gridlock still lives in people's memory - and some people missed the concert entirely. They have learnt from the experience and now host smaller events which are well appreciated by people locally.