These were the (no doubt digitally enhanced!) promises touted on the real estate web site of Hanworth House - purchase a piece of history - and of course I fell for them. Who wouldn't? I never regretted this by the way. So just luxuriate in the marketing images of an extremely marketable house. And I ask you, wouldn't you have been impressed too?
OK let's get real...this was NOTHING like the reality - here are the humbling "these are the real Hanworth" shots because this is a blog about reality and not trying to convince you I was not completely realistic about just what a big job I was letting myself in for. So brace yourself...
It was an exhausting and exhilarating day - how does one determine which of the many rooms to make a site office?
But always the best part - the end - now be warned - there will be much eating and drinking shots posted on this blog- and the first day ended as it should with cold beers and gooey cheese and fig paste
Shared with family in a quiet corner of the world as the sun set on Hanworth day 1