Gems in the Attic: A Memorable Father’s Day in England

I am recently returned from three weeks in England–our eleventh trip there. Of all these trips and all the stately homes I’ve visited, I’ve never been able to see Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencers, Princess Diana’s illustrious family. The home is still owned by the family, her brother Earl Spencer, age 53. It’s usually open to the public in August, but I’ve never visited England in August because Europeans holiday at that time, and I don’t like crowds.

When I discovered the home was to be open to the public from noon to 5 on Father’s Day, I was ecstatic.

Little did I know that single trip to Althorp would be the most memorable in a long list of memorable trips. And not in a good way.

Gems in the Attic: A Memorable Father’s Day