Saturday, June 16, 2007

Burghley House and Nick and Celina's for Dinner

We drove over the Burghley House today to meet Nick & Celina. We spent most of the afternoon at Burghley. It's certainly changed since we last looked round it in detail. They've added (amongst other things) 'The Surprise Garden', a kind of water based area with fountains and obelisks etc - nice!

The entrance area has also been modernised -now called the Brewhouse, opened in 2006 - to include an AV presentation with actors taking on the roles of past Earls talking us through their live at Burghley. One of the actors was Robin ? who I cast many years ago as 'young man with leg in plaster' for a training video for Sainsburys!

We then went to Stamford town to try out a newish pub called The 'Toby Norris'. It's an ex-RAF private club and the property goes back to 1260. Fantastic!

Then it was back to N and C's for a superb Dinner and to see their completed kitchen and dining area.

We got home around 10.30pm.