SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74

Greetings and welcome to Sundays With Celia Vol 74. 

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

As always I’m delighted to have you here. I hope you’re enjoying a lovely long weekend. I’m happy to report that my Chicago dwelling son was able to sneak away for a visit with us. The week-long rain and snow we experienced before he arrived left us just in time for his visit, so we’ve been able to take long walks along the lake and soak in some sunshine, enjoy a sushi dinner with friends, eat pizza and watch a Duke basketball game in our bar with neighbors, and visit my dear old dad. We also took in a good movie, Mary Queen of Scots, which I enjoyed for several reasons.

The acting by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie was superb, but the Scottish scenery really stole the show. I learned that scenes from the film were filmed at Glenfeshie Estate, an amazing private lodge that can be rented by mere common folk, albeit with deep pockets, who wish to sleep like royals.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

They say that the likes of Queen Victoria have stayed at the lodge, and Royal connections have continued in recent years with the Danish crown prince, Henrik calling the estate home for a few nights.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Wouldn’t you just love to spent the night in one of these lovely rooms, one of 7 bedrooms in the main lodge?

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

And if the grand estate is too large for your party or pocketbook, they also have two cozy cottages available for hire as well. What do you say? Are you ready to head for the Scottish Highlands? I know I am!

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Glenfeshie Lodge, Scotland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

But if you can’t make it there in person you can at least do it vicariously through your television set. It’s because of Glenfeshie Lodge’s unique architecture and heritage that the lodge has also appeared in a couple of my favorite television series such as “The Crown” and “The Queen”. And speaking of television series, I meant to remind you last Sunday about the premier of Season 3 of Victoria. It began last Sunday night on PBS. Don’t miss it tonight at 9/8 central time on PBS.

Looking Back On Sunday

It was a very rainy week here in Lake Arrowhead so I made cookies. It doesn’t rain much here in drought stricken California so when it does we celebrate with cookies. It reminds me of what my mother used to do when I was a kid, have homemade cookies ready for me when I got home from school on a rainy day. It was a tradition I tried to keep with my children as well. While I no longer have kids at home to bake for, I do have my Chicago dwelling son paying me a visit this weekend, and he really enjoyed my Freeze Dried Sweet Corn Cookies.  They are really yummy! Try them, they are guaranteed to please, especially on a rainy day.

FREEZE DRIED SWEET CORN COOKIE RECIPE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Look What I Won From The Enchanted Home

A couple of weeks ago I was perusing Instagram and I noticed one of my favorite bloggers, Tina from The Enchanted Home, had announced on her Instagram page that she woke up to discover that she had a whopping 70 thousand Instagram followers!

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Blue & White Vase from The Enchanted Home | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Now that’s what you call InstaFamous!! Tina is not only a terrific blogger, she is a really good person and someone I have followed, and admired, and looked up to as an inspiration for many years. So of course I left her a congratulatory comment on her Instagram page. Well, low-and-behold, unbeknownst to me, she was holding a contest, and giving away 2 prizes from her beautiful blue & white porcelain collection, to 2 lucky people who left comments. And I WON! And she shipped me this lovely vase which now graces the fireplace mantel of my blue and white guest room. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TINA!

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | Blue & White Vase from The Enchanted Home | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Watch The Moon Turn Red

On this very night after dark North America will witness its third, best, and last total lunar eclipse – also called a Super Wolf Blood Moon. 

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74 | The Red Moon | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It is exceptionally well placed for those of us living in North America. This total lunar eclipse will be visible in its entirety from coast-to-coast across the contiguous (48) United States commencing everywhere before the stroke of midnight. Only two other lunar eclipses have done that, in 1968 and 2000. You can watch the moon turn red in a live webcast Hosted by the Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas, and radio host Peter Anthony Holder. The broadcast will feature live sky video feeds and interviews with experts from around the world. Here is a link to the broadcast that will start at 7:30pm Pacific Standard Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bicnsife1Hk&feature=player_embedded

So there you have it: SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 74

Thanks so much for dropping in!

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All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Unless otherwise noted, all photos are the original property of Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and may not be reproduced without specific permission.

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