This morning was another bright, sunny one. After breakfast we set off for a walk and decided to head across town and visit the Grove Museum. We have been before but it is a fascinating place with pretty gardens.
The house was built in the 1800s by a shipping merchant from Liverpool and after their parents died the two daughters remained living there by themselves until their deaths in the 1970s. They had never married due to the shortage of available young men following the Great War.
The house had never been updated or altered and is preserved now as a museum of Victorian life in the Isle of Man.
We strolled around the gardens admiring the wildflowers and took a look at the various outbuildings and farming implements that belonged to the house.
There are bee hives in the gardens but also, upstairs in the house a transparent box houses a bee hive with a plastic tube to allow them to enter and exit through the window.
The box used to be made of wood with glass sides but we see that this has now been replaced by a modern version. Shame.
Outside in the field is a fine flock of Manx Loaghtan sheep, with their distinctive horns.
We walked back home crossing the White Bridge over the river and investigating potential new home locations.
Two hours in the sun. I think I may have had my dose of vitamin D for today.