I can't believe how behind I am with this podcast episode recap! It has been nearly four weeks since our eighth episode went out and in that time I don't think I've had a spare moment to really reflect on our August podcast. Luckily, I managed to find some spare moments today to put into writing some things that have come to mind.
Hey there! Congratulations you have found the eighth episode of our podcast You Say Toma(h)to! This month, Jeremy and I discuss a topic which we know very well: heritage and heritage sites. Tune in to hear about the development of heritage organisations in the UK and US. We also talk a bit about our favourite sites. … Continue reading Episode 01.08 – The [Whole] Story of Heritage – 1 August 2017
My fledgling National Trust membership has been getting quite a bit of exercise over the past couple months. Between trips to Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen, I've had more than my fair share of tea and scones. Last weekend, I had the chance to add yet another property to my list, Wimpole Estate in Royston. A short fifteen minute drive from Cambridge takes you to some gorgeous countryside, formal gardens, and the obligatory country house.
I stood at the till at the visitor's centre at Anglesey Abbey for the fourth time about to pay my entrance fee when I decided enough was enough. I couldn't just stand there — again, waiting in a long line to pay the entrance fee for a fourth time. I had to do it. It was time. Time to make the commitment to becoming a full-fledged National Trust member. I requested a membership form, paid my annual fee, and that was that. I was now a member of a ruthless gang of tea drinkers and scone consumers; a gang of picnickers and walkers; a gang of tourists to historic houses and areas of natural beauty.
The unmistakable taste of spring has finally permeated the air here in Cambridge. The birds have been that much more chatty, the sun has been that much warmer, and the rain has been pleasantly absent. It was under these circumstances and with the knowledge that the weather in the UK is changeable at the drop of a tuppence that Jeremy and I decided to seize the day and go on a little adventure this past weekend to Anglesey Abbey.