...the Budman and I toured the exquisite Osterley House in west London. Open for the weekends during the Christmas season, the house was decked in Christmas finery reminiscient of an earlier day. A VERY cold day, and still smarting from the snowfall of earlier in the week, we made the trek through Osterley Park to see the house.
This house has quite a history, residing in the same family for centuries until the Duke of Jersey bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1947.
Osterley House from a distance.
Osterley House in the snow.
Ducks on a frozen pond....ice skating.
Interior of Osterley House.