A Photo Guide To England In Autumn

These past couple of months I have been trying to make more of an effort to get involved in each of the seasons. To capture the beauty of each season before the next rolls in, leaving behind a stamp in my mind of how quickly time is passing by and how important it is to […]

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Castleton – The Gem Of The Peak District

Castleton is an outstandingly picturesque English village, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. An ancient place first settled by the Celts, the remains of who’s hill fort still resides on Mam Tor today. After which came the Romans who came to mine the area and then the Normans with William […]

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The Italianate Gardens of Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall. An intricately beautiful house on the northern border of Derbyshire, sat perched overlooking the most wondrous Italianate gardens and a water lilly filled lake below.Β Renishaw Hall has been home to the Sitwell family for four centuries and is still lived in by the family to this day. The current owner is Alexandra Sitwell, […]

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Haddon Hall – A Medieval Jewel

  I know I have written about Haddon Hall before but I love this place so much that I thought I would share some more photos and another write-up. Haddon Hall has been heralded a gem, named by many as one of the most enchanting houses in England. There is no arguing on both accounts. […]

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Ilam – A Must See In Manifold Valley

We had a family outing to Ilam Hall the other day. A stunning place I never even knew existed and pretty much on my doorstep. Ilam is a 158 acre country park, situated on the River Manifold just northwest of the village of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. For centuries it has been an important settlement, although […]

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Milldale – The Perfectly Situated Derbyshire Village

With its grey stone cottages, running stream and old pack-horse bridge, Milldale is one of the most picturesque villages in the Peak District. Situated at the northern end of Dovedale, it really is the most tranquil, perfectly situated riverside hamlet, consisting of only a dozen or so cottages which date back to the 17th and […]

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Tissington

Tissington is a place that most of you will not have heard of. It is a small village in the heart of Derbyshire, just north of Ashbourne, with a population count of under 200 people. It is one of the prettiest, most unspoilt villages in the county. It isn’t a new village, Tissington dates back […]

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One Chicken Four Meals: Elizabeth David – Chicken Savoyarde

A while back I did a series of recipes using one chicken to make three meals. Making the most out of a joint of meat is something that is important to me and so I thought it was time to do a few more recipes on what you can do with one chicken,Β only there will […]

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