Having twins is wonderful.  Having twins is different to having singletons.  Not harder, just different.  Fellow twin mums understand both the wonderfulness and the difference, joining a Twins Club is one of the best things that I have ever done.  This Monday I headed off on an adventure with two of my fellow twin mums.  We wanted somewhere interesting to visit, not much more than an hour from home and crucially it had to be open on a Monday, which not many places are.  That’s how we came to be visiting the Vyne just outside Basingstoke.

Visiting the Vyne

What lured us in initially was the promise of wearing hi-vis jackets and hard hats as the roof is being repaired and there are rooftop tours.  Sadly hard hats were not necessary but we did get an excellent views from the scaffolding both of the roof and the gardens.

The Vyne park

At present the top floor of The Vyne is closed due to roof work but the ground floor is still open to visitors.  This stunning stained glass is in the chapel in which Henry VIII worshipped with both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn (at different times, obviously).

Visiting the Vyne

All that scaffolding made the rooms quite dark and it was tricky to take photos but I loved this Apollo mirror and confess I devoted quite a few clicks to getting a usable image.

The Vyne Hampshire

The Vyne is a National Trust house, our nearest is Polesden Lacey.  Do you have a favourite National Trust property that you will be visiting this weekend?


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