Today the clocks have sprung forward. Daffodils are flowering here in Northumberland. I thought I would share a photograph of the crocus in the walled garden of Wallington Hall.
The Hall was the home of Trevelyan family, before it was donated to the National Trust. I remember reading G.M. Trevelyan’s ‘English Social History’ when I was at school in Hexham. I enjoyed reading it. At the time I did not give a thought as to what the author was like.
It was very interesting seeing a photograph of George with his family. Suddenly I could imagine G.M. Trevelyan not just a distinguished historian, but a lively young man in the midst of a happy family scene.
The Trevelyans were a bookish family, and according to the National Trust volunteer I met, they still are. It is a wonderful thing when families share their love of reading and talk to each other about the books they have read. I hope this is something that you have experienced. Discussing books with friends and family has been a source of great joy throughout my life
It’s spring. Time for new beginnings and fresh pages. Enjoy them all!