We have a family membership of the NT and make good use of it around the country. This Easter we visited the Chilterns, a place we’ve never been before … I didn’t take so many pictures, especially at Waddesdon (too ornate to be able to capture any real sense of it), but it’s not always the buildings that make a place special.

Besides Waddesdon, we visited West Wycombe and Hughenden Manor (the home of Disraeli) where the girls helped plant potatoes in the kitchen garden and we were all given seed potatoes to take home … our garden path is now lined with pots of different varieties of potatoes!