Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Frankie Howerds Gorgeous Cottage

I visited Frankie Howerd’s house in Somerset – how chocolate box is this! Gorgeous! Rolling hills in the back ground, cream teas on the lawn. Yes we indulged ourselves. We met the current custodian of the house, Chris, who lives there with Frankie’s partner. The house itself was fascinating, an interesting collection of objet d’art, including a painting of a youngish Elvis, which was given to Frankie by Bette Davis, and another painting given to him by Princess Margaret. It was very fascinating listening to Chris, who explains they have little connection with the modern world, no internet or mobile phone, and they don’t go beyond the local shops for their needs. And his gossip about Laurence Olivier, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton was a must. A lovely day was had by all.

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