December has arrived and it’s not long ’til Christmas. The preparations outside have begun with the lights up in the trees near the stables and inside, the decorations for our Georgian Christmas have been going up. Amidst all of this, the house team have continued the Winter Clean. Below is a round-up of what has been achieved already. Continue reading
We are well into the new year now and the team at Osterley have certainly had a productive start to 2015.
Oh, the glamour of the winter clean! Despite it being practically Christmas, the house team was still hard at it last week, cleaning antique dressers, drawers, moving chairs and even removing algae from the portico steps! It’s all part of the continuous effort to conserve Osterley and its collection as well as to prevent damage occurring in the future.
This is why Judith was furiously scrubbing away the algae from the portico steps, with her trusty bucket of water and brush on Thursday. Algae could be damaging to the steps because of the potential for erosion, not to mention a possible health and safety issue, so just like everything else, they needed a good clean too!
It really does make a difference!
This will be it now for the blog until the New Year, so Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!