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Christmas at Blenheim - Veronica Roth
We drove off to Blenheim, like we do most British Christmas years, to see the opulence and festivities at our palace next door. Most years Blenheim is decked to the nines and is so over the top festive that it takes our breath away. I was really pleased that we took the time this year again, however, Blenheim has done something new. Instead of Christmas opulence, Blenheim was featuring a solo exhibition by an artist named Jenny Holzer, whose message is an opposition to war. Therefore, large abstracts featured prominently, and, instead of tables decked in finery and cupboards full of exquisite china and crystal, there were human remains and bones on those tables and in those cupboards. Not really my cup of tea. But parts of the palace were still festive and that’s what I’d like to show you. The entrance to the palace had the usual Christmas trees, and the busts were crowned with beautiful ivy or holly crowns. Actually, every room had a Christmas tree. Each Christmas tree had a theme. Some were turquoise and full of peacocks and some, like this one, had these exquisite golden crowns. Also, most of the fires were lit. This is …