Monday, December 17, 2012

Short video: England's Blenheim Palace Christmas Decorations

When we went to England this past May, one of the sites we toured was Blenheim Palace. Here is a short video tour of the palace, which has been all decked out for the holidays. Happy Christmas!  A little history: Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house on a grand scale situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.  The palace is the ancestral residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of "palace."  The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1724, and later became the home of the Churchill family where for the next 300 years various members of that family made alterations to the building's interior, and changes to the estate's park and gardens. The structure is so enormous that it served as the offices for the British secret intelligence service (MI6) during World War II.  At the end of the 19th century, the palace and the Churchills were saved from ruin by an American marriage. Thus, the exterior of the palace remains in good repair and exactly as completed.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next