Jun 11, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
We had dinner in a nearby town, Fareham, with Stuart and his wife Jacqui. Stuart worked with Tom at RACV before they returned to England a couple of years ago. He now commutes to London travelling more than 4 hours each day. It was good to catch up with them.
A pleasant, sunny, warm day. Jenny drove us to Romsey, where we visited the Abbey and had a light lunch before visiting Broadlands. This was where Lord Mountbatten lived, though we didn't realise that it had come into the family through his wife inheriting it. Now it only has 6000 acres and it, too, is a family home, with the eldest son of their elder daughter living there with his family. It is well presented and actually looks like a (very large) home. And we only saw a small part of it. We were amused by the signs insisting that doors and gates be kept closed to keep the dogs in. Apparently there is new puppy that is being trained.