My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Thursday, 30 April 2015
Never take anything for granted - the fire at Clandon Park House
I was alerted to this by a friend of mine Pete (Twitter was very informative), regarding the devasting news of the fire at Clandon Park House... it used to be one of the local NT properties I visited when living in Surrey. Firstly, and most importantly, no-one was hurt and everyone was safe!!
The Military Museum that was housed at Clandon, contained many uniforms but, more distressingly, all the historical records that are irreplaceable have now been lost... all that history.
I hadn't anticipated how much the loss of a great house would affect me but, affect me it has... and I suspects many others will feel the same way.
I just hope the building is structurally safe and that, in time, Clandon House can be resurrected to its former glory..... I've never been so devastated - this is such a great tragedy..
There has been much in the news recently to sadden me. - in addition to the foregoing... earthquakes devastating Nepal is not something that is easy to get one's mind around. It's dreadful and on such a huge scale - the enormous loss of life.
So I'm going to try even harder..... never to take anything for granted.
In closing.... all those involved in the Nepal disaster and those dealing with Clandon House... all deserve medals for stepping up when it is needed..... their bravery and dedication is incredible.. Thank you...........
A lover of wildlife and birds in particular and a keen photographer
who's learning all the time!
For me there's nothing better than the great outdoors and escaping into
it as often as I can; even if it's only a walk very locally. I love the
sea and water in any form. There's something magical about reflections
in very still water.