Sunday 6 August 2023

The B Team's Kirby Hall Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop and Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Furbulous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and this week, we took a small TTTB jump to Northamptonshire and one of the most beautiful houses we've seen.

The B Team's Kirby Hall Selfie 

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We were lucky to get a sunny day, as it's still rainy at BBHQ.

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Hello epic travellers and history lovers!

We had the pleasure of visiting Kirby Hall in Northamptonshire this week, and I must say that it was an experience that left us in awe. This magnificent structure is a true testament to the history and beauty of England, and we were fortunate enough to witness it firsthand. Built in the late 16th century by Sir Christopher Hatton, a prominent politician and courtier during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Kirby Hall is a masterpiece of Elizabethan design. The intricate details and ornate facades are a sight to behold, and we couldn't help but feel a sense of wonder as we approached the grand entrance. The beauty of Kirby Hall hasn't faded over the years, thanks to the diligent efforts of those who have maintained and restored it. Visitors can now enjoy a plethora of attractions within its grounds, including the stunning gardens. The manicured lawns, fountains, and flower beds are a visual treat, and we couldn't resist taking a leisurely stroll through them. The highlight of our visit, however, was the Great Hall. This room is a true marvel, with incredible woodwork and plasterwork adorning every inch of the walls and ceiling. The views from the windows are breathtaking, and we couldn't help but imagine what life was like for the people who once lived within the walls of Kirby Hall. Apart from the gardens and Great Hall, there are many other attractions to explore at Kirby Hall. The ruins of the old chapel, kitchens, and servant quarters are fascinating, and we were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the history of the hall and its previous inhabitants through a guided tour. Overall, Kirby Hall is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in history, architecture, or simply enjoying the beauty of the English countryside. It's a true gem of Northamptonshire, and we cannot recommend it enough.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Underpainting DLX + colour changes to saturation.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 14 mins 28 secs. We were a little slow today due to the many distractions of catnip! MOL

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Anyhoo it's time for us to go and snoopervise the P.A. while she puts the first coat of gloss paint on the new doors, they've had two coats of undercoat and are looking pretty good right now.

Then it's time for lunch, and Smooch is really looking forward to a few delicacies again, as are the rest of us. And this afternoon depending on the weather will be spent either on another snoopervising role in the garden, or we'll be watching an old movie.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and join us again tomorrow for another Cats Have Purroblems Too post with a new despurrate dilemma!

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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. You take your selfies in the best places, sweet pals. And we always enjoy the historic lessons from Smooch!

  2. Thank you for the trip and informative tour. You have a very interesting blog.

  3. What a great place to visit. Looks like you had a great day out too. Nice lawns to take selfies on, and chase around on, are so much fun 😉.

  4. It looks beautiful. I have been to many places in the UK, Ireland and Northern Hemisphere but never there. I think next year health permitting, there may be a short break to that area! Your selfie and art is lovely.

  5. What a lovely house - a suitable background for such aristoCATic felines as your good selves. We always enjoy hearing about these interesting places to see in England, so Mummy can put them on her "To Visit" list. Her current plan is to "pop over" next summer.

  6. Did y'all have your tea there?
    What a fabulous edifice, and am off to puzzle...thanks!

  7. Beautiful selfie of everyone. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

  8. A really interesting place! And it looks especially beautiful with the B Team adorning the lawn!

  9. Great place for a selfie! thanks for the tour!

  10. That's a wonderful selfie gang! Hey, y'all gonna move in there?!?! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. You guys could really get lost in that big place!


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