Saturday 25th April
Today we travelled home via Batemans, home of Rudyard Kipling, now owned by the National Trust. The study smelt wonderfully of old books. The gardens were very pleasant with a walk down to the water mill where Mr Kipling had installed a water powered generator to provide the house with electricity thus making it the only home in the neighbourhood with electric power at that time. Walking around, the feel of creativity was almost tangible; defiantly a writer’s house, even now.