My sister and husband came to stay for a couple of days. Yesterday we went to Cragside House in Northumberland, a lovely Victorian house set in wonderful surroundings and built on a cliff ledge. The house was owned by Lord William Armstrong, a Victorian inventor and it has many early gadgets. It is also the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. One of the gadgets in the kitchen was the dishwasher shown in this advert.
He also planted millions of trees, some of which are the tallest in England.
This is part of a wooden panel in the house.
in the gardens there is a carved owl which is part of a tree