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On this day 28th July, 1866 Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator was born. When she died in 1943 she left her house to the National Trust, conditionally that it be kept exactly as she left it

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Bridge House National Trust

Ambleside is like a winter wonderland and when we make it to England, I love to visit this little cottage. There is an apple pie shop nearby too!

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Classic English winter scene -- Snow on the road! By Dazza450D Wharton, Cumbria, England

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Beatrix Potter Hill Top House

Beatrix Potter purchased Hill Top in Near Sawry near Hawkwshead Village in 1905 w/ royalties from her first few books, written at her parents home in London, but inspired by her annual holiday visits to the Lake District.She visited as often as she could, but never for more than a few days at a time, sketching the house, garden, countryside & animals for her new books.She then busied herself writing more books, & visiting her farm. ~ We saw her little garden w/ a bunny like Peter in…

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