Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey is nestled in the the quaint village of Ticknall just 4 miles away from the main town of Swadlincote.  It was owned many years ago by Harpur family until it was given to the National Trust in 1985 in lieu of death duties.   It was built circa 1701/1702.  It is a fantastic […]

An Afternoon at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire

Whit Bank Holiday afternoon out with hubby, Barry to Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire.  It had been many years since my last visit and I certainly didn’t have a camera on me then nor a mobile phone.  It’s a very popular place for families to come together playing rounders, cricket, football and enjoy a picnic […]

Photography Afternoon at Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

May day Monday, myself and my husband Barry were at a loose end and wanted to get out the house for a while.  Hicks Lodge, near Ashby and Donisthorpe had been recommended by my lovely friend Sarah.  With it being local practically on our doorstep we set off. There no chance of getting stuck in […]

A Snowy Walk – Destination Bretby

Still catching up with blog posts… I’m hoping to post a few today… I take you back now to the cold and snowy Christmas week in December 2014.  I was bored one afternoon.  I love to be doing something and if I’m not doing something horsey, reading, filming or taking photos then there are times […]

Stags on Tour – Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

If you have never been to Bradgate Park, Newton Winford Leicestershire, then perhaps one day when you’re visiting the East Midlands, go pay it it a visit.  You won’t be disappointed. The park itself is steeped in 100’s of years of history being the ancestral home of Lady Jane Grey (Nine Day Queen –  before […]

A Quaint Little Village

Nestled away on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border of the Peak District is this tiny little village called Ilam.  If you’ve never been and like walking and scenic surroundings, I recommend going to visit.  Such a pretty little village and apart from the modern cars dotted about, it still boasts a vintage look about it.  Once in […]