This past weekend I went away for a few days folk dancing at Halsway Manor. I recently treated myself to a copy of the first Abbey School book by Elsie J Oxenham – The Girls of the Hamlet Club and although I have only read a couple of books in the series before but I knew the girls were very keen on folk dancing so it seemed the perfect choice to take away with me.
The house is absolutely beautiful. I had been particularly looking forward to seeing the library and it did not disappoint.
In fact, it was even better than I had hoped as I found half a shelf of Abbey School books in there which made me very happy indeed.
The weekend was very full but I still found plenty of time for reading and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had the most wonderful windowsill in my bedroom.
It was perfect for sitting and reading and I could have quite happily spent the whole weekend there!