Monday, 12 August 2013

Fame at last!

We were all very excited the other day when we were visited by none other than the BBC!
BUT to find out more you will have to visit our Pilgrim Harps blog at http://pilgrimharps.blogspot.co.uk/
Our harp blog is fairly new so this is also unashamedly a request for some visitors and followers
- as I have just added a 'join this site' tag at the side, at the moment I'm the only follower :( .

I also promised the answer to the question in my previous post. Well, according to the sign at Blickling Hall a 'Sitooterie' is a Scottish word meaning something to 'sit out in'; a place designed for relaxation, reflection and contemplation. Some definitions also associate this sitting area with a conservatory but at Blickling it is created by yews trained over a steel framework to form what they describe as a 'green summerhouse'. There is also a beautiful
mandala floor design inspired by a ceiling rose in Blickling Hall made from recycled copper also stained glass decorations and lovely benches made one of the members of staff. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

10 comments:

  1. Dear Jerry I'm so proud for you!
    Your work is a work of art and precious, where form and function are combined to perfection!
    It 'nice to know that there is now a public recognition by the BBC for a form of high-craft such as the construction of fine musical instruments!
    (thanks for explain sitooterie...)
    Have nice week!Rita.

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    1. Thank you Rita I'm glad you enjoyed seeing and reading all about it.

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  2. Wow Jerry your harps are fantastic. Works of art in themselves. Really beautiful craftmanship. Good Luck with the blog. You ought to try to find some internet music directories to add the URL too or a Crafter's Guild or something like that. You know what I mean I'm sure. Good Luck with that too. Thanks for showing us.

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    1. Thanks Laura both for your lovely comments and URL link idea.

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  3. Your harps are so beautiful! Good luck with your new blog! I'll have a look now.

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    1. Thanks Judy - hope you like it.

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  4. Aww, I'm popping over to your other blog :)

    I thought a sitooterie sounded like something you would play! - like a sitar, just a lot of them altogether, lol.

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    1. Ann I love the idea that a sitooterie should be a musical instrument, perhaps it could be one you sit in while you play!

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  5. ....that must have been a very exciting day jerry for you and your family ...... following your new blog ...best of luck ... i love your "daisy" harp..tried to reply earlier this month but i couldn't see your blogger's profile on your comment.... you can enable view profile if you wish.

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  6. Yes Jane it was very exciting - we have an open day tomorrow and we are hoping the extra publicity lately will help encourage plenty of visitors! I'll look into the settings and try to sort it (but I'm not great at that sort of thing).

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