Monday, 14 July 2014

Only One Day to Go

Hi Readers, HH has been in lockdown

I never thought preparing for a 150th birthday could take so much time and energy

 Remember when the "not so Grand Lady" looked like this last year?


And she looked like this as the rebuild began?

Well she looks a bit special now

 Even this one is excited!

Sorry I have been a bit absent, after the birthday tomorrow I promise I will share all my news in the lead up to the big event

So if you are around these 2 Ian Skippen and Loretta Ryan will be broadcasting live from Hanworth on HH's 150th birthday tomorrow (Wednesday 16 July 2014) from 5am 
Come say hello

At 7am this one, Minister for Heritage and Environmental Protection Hon Minister Andrew Powell MP will pay us a visit and check out the progress in the land of HH

How exciting - I'm excited and exhausted and I have lots to tell you in the days ahead

But for now, thank you all for your support and your wonderful wishes

Our Grand Lady is about to turn 150 tomorrow

One sleep (not that I will be getting any!) to go!

Lots of love

x HH


  1. Have a wonderful celebration, 150 years, she is looking good for such an old girl, good sleeps to you.
    Enjoy this moment I have loved sharing it with you on my laptop.

    1. Dear Anon, Sorry I have not written the last big week Anon (maybe this weekend when I get a chance to breathe!) been a huge 2 weeks. Hope you keep following via your laptop (means a lot to me) x HH

  2. Happy Happy 150th HH
    Have loved following your journey too
    Post lots of party pics!
    X A

    1. Thanks A, loved having you along. I will promise you all the big news this weekend. The last 2 weeks have been overwhelming - but hoping to get myself together again soon, x HH

  3. Congratulations!!! Such a wonderful occasion. Have followed the story since the fires, and am so happy to hear of the progress made since.

    My father in law renovated Gabbinbar, an historic homestead in Toowoomba, which was built in 1863 and was home to the then premier of Queensland- Sir Hugh Nelson. It celebrated it's 150th year in November last year! Gabbinbar is now used for weddings and functions, and I love visiting it. So many memories. Where I met my in-laws, got married, had easter egg hunts etc, went into labour with my 2nd boy...

    I hope you have many happy memories in Hanworth House x

    1. Dear HiH. what an amazingly similar story. 2 girls 150 within a year - fancy that. And all that history. I am going to look it up now. I am sure there will be many happy memories for many at HH. I am a bit emotional at present - just seeing what she has become is beyond my dreams. I feel my mum is there and that is wonderful X HH