We had a rather unusual day out today ...... we went to a "wealth management" seminar! My, doesn't that sound ground - but let me explain. Some weeks ago, Malcolm got a letter inviting us to this seminar. We don't know why we got an invitation - Malcolm must be on a mailing list somewhere - as we certainly aren't wealthy! His first reaction was to recycle it as junk mail, but as he read on, he spotted the words free, lunch and wine ...... so we thought we might as well go! We were very glad that we did go, as this was the venue, Tilmouth Park Hotel
We got there early, so had a chance to walk round the grounds. Looking up at the hotel, I could see this room has a four-poster bed
The trees are much further open than here
and the rhododendrons are flowering
When you enter the hotel, it is easy to picture the original family living there, as all the original features have been retained. We were welcomed with a cuppa in this beautiful room
A quick trip to the Ladies before the seminar got under way meant that the camera had to come out to capture the fabulous wallpaper and general luxury!
So, what was all the wealth management stuff? It was mostly advice about making the most of savings/investments/pensions - of course the firm running the seminar will do it all for you, for a fee. I managed to stay awake until we had a break for another cuppa, in another lovely room
The ceiling had an unusual painted plaster centrepiece
as did the room the the seminar was in
it also had a very sparkly chandelier
I also managed to stay awake during the second session (I knew Malcolm was paying attention and taking notes!) ...... then, hooray, it was lunchtime. We both chose lasagne, with side salad and garlic bread (and we had a glass of wine)
It was delicious ....... and then the very pleasant man who had served us came over to the table and asked if we would like anything else. Well, the other choice had been chicken in white wine and cream sauce with rice, which also looked delicious, so we had some of that too (almost everyone had a second helping of whatever hadn't been their first choice!).
We are glad we went, as we did get some useful information on making the most of our money ..... and a delicious lunch. We usually have dinner quite early, but we will be eating much later tonight!
On the sewing front, progress is being made on the Christmas stitcheries. Using just the one thread makes it much quicker, without all the stops and starts to change colours ...... and there are none of those dreaded French knots on the lettering, which took so much time on the "Love Notes" stitcheries.