Photo Diary: York

Whilst away in September, we took a day trip down to York. Like Whitby, I have been here before however once again I was in a wheelchair and unable to really enjoy the shops and experience everything fully. A lot of York is similar to Canterbury; so much is historic so it's not the most… Continue reading Photo Diary: York

Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – Vol. I

Back in October, we visited The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour yet again but this time it was slightly different. I wanted to go for my birthday; to have butterbeer ice cream and see the floating pumpkins in the Great Hall for Halloween. We've been quite a few times before and for… Continue reading Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – Vol. I

A Day in Whitby

As the autumnal equinox neared, I took a trip to the north east of England to visit some friends for a well-deserved break and while I was at it -I was desperate to spend a day exploring Whitby. I've spent quite some time there before, including trying to explore it's cobbled lanes in my wheelchair… Continue reading A Day in Whitby

Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Cascade & Cascade Temple Probably the most well-known feature in the garden, the Cascade was designed by Grillet, a French hydraulics engineer with experience of designing for Louis XIV, King of France and was completed in 1696. It was later torn up in 1702 with the aim of making it longer and steeper than its… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

After we enjoyed the Rock Garden, we started to flag a little and needed a bit of a break but the excitement of a maze had bearded boyfriend more than enthusiastic so we continued on. We got lost numerous times, and with flagging energy I was less than impressed but eventually we made it to… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

Brecon Books & Boat Rides

During our visit to the Brecon Beacons, we decided to hire a boat at Brecon and whilst there I couldn't resist a visit to my favourite bookshop. A necessity when visiting Brecon, Brecon Books has the best selection you could possibly find. I personally always head for the history and poetry sections, although this time… Continue reading Brecon Books & Boat Rides

Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

These two spaces were our last stops in the house. The Great Dining Room is a wonderful mix of old and new, this room exuded an opulent history along side modern elements. This room is only used a few times a year for exclusive, formal dinners and the first to be held was for Princess… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

The Monsal Trail, The Peak District

Our last full day away was the Platty Jubes Friday and we chose to spend it on the Monsal Trail. The Trail is set on what used to be a train line, more specifically the train line was in the path of what was hoped to be a Manchester to London line in the 19th… Continue reading The Monsal Trail, The Peak District

Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

After a quick, or in my case not so quick shuffle down what I presume was once a staff stairwell, we arrived in the Library and Ante Library. Housing one the most significant private book collections in Britain, Chatsworth holds around 40,000 volumes in its collection. It was the 6th Duke of Devonshire who is… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

Chatsworth House | Drawing Cabinet & Sketch Galleries

If you haven't caught up on my previous posts of Chatsworth, you can do so here. The next stop as a small, dark space. Created in 2012 with the purpose of using as an exhibition room, it showcases a selection of the 3000 drawings and paintings predominantly collected by the 2nd and 3rd Duke. The… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Drawing Cabinet & Sketch Galleries