Same Time Next Year…….fingers crossed

If proposed plans to bring a book/garden/food small group tour eventuate as planned this will be a surefire part of the itinerary……the underlying purpose of the Bucket List Book Adventure.

Dumfries House south of Glasgow in Scotland is an absolute treasure. Whether you are pro-Royals or not, King Charles has worked a minor miracle in getting significant supporters on board to establish The Princes Foundation here. To restore the house, find and reestablish the original furniture and collected pieces in the house itself, and bring training of young people to the local area has been no mean feat. So this stands as a great example of fully integrated skill building and a finished, yet evolving, product which will endure long into the future.

A very special House Tour

As well as the publicly guided tour of the Blue Room with its unique Chippendale Boudoir piece, its chandelier and blue brocaded chairs and sofas; the various bedrooms and the reception areas used by the Earl of Butte and the generations of family inheritors, we were given exclusive access to the Library with the generous Evan Samson – Events Manager – immaculate and so accommodating. This is part of the quest to provide a very different small group tour to 12 or 14 adventurers late August/ early September 2023.

The interest areas of food, gardens and books are all integrated in this quite stunning venue, and already the ideas for guest talks by local chefs, gardeners, authors and house guides within the stunning setting is underway. Accommodation and food are 5 star.

Making contacts with the popular Boswell Festival Curators and the local providers is a delight I am much looking forward to.

Exciting idea are flowing and working with Wendy Allen, the expert in the travel industry, will mean something absolutely unforgettable in a UK itinerary. Word Fest Toowoomba is proud to be offering this opportunity as the culmination to our forthcoming 2023 festival of storytelling and oral literary gems…….the full festival program and the invitations (and itinerary) to be part of this exciting tour will be released by December.

Here is just a taste to whet the appetite. https://dumfries-house.org.uk

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  1. Thank you Lyndall for sharing. I’m enjoying your journey vicariously.

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