We had another flying visit up North during half term, and finally got round to taking the children to my all time favourite National Trust property - Cragside.
Despite being a very large house, it actually feels quite comfortable, and liveable in. There were lots of patchwork quilts on beds:
And I liked how all the needlework was left out in the (ladies) sitting room
The autumn colours outside were beautiful too - much more vibrant than we have seen at home. Cragside is in Northumbria and I suspect that it is just colder enough to bring out these colours as the leaves turn and fall.