It was an exhausting day but we have done it- all set up and open for visitors! Putting the work in the garden was fun and relaxed in the beautiful gardens. Percy the peacock made several dramatic appearances, once flying to the battlements of the house and displaying with loud cawing calls. I have never seen one fly before. It was rather fitting as I was putting up my feather hangings in the peacock house at the time - a sort of a homage to peacocks. I am stewarding this Saturday 11th, then 25th June, 3rd July and 9th July. More photos then!