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

things I’ve found solace in | summer

With unpredictable weather this summer and the my faith in humanity being shook every few days it feels like, I have been on a never-ending quest for everything and anything that will *mentally* take me somewhere else, where I can unwind for a few moments. With that in mind, I wanted to share a few… Continue reading things I’ve found solace in | summer

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

Summer Loving…

This summer has been a great one so far. I have been on some amazing trips and days out, and have so many posts ahead to share with you lovely lot but for today I wanted to share a few things that I have loved lately. -These shots of pups modelling Gucci's first pet range… Continue reading Summer Loving…

Other Books By Courtney Peppernell

Since the moment I got into the first instalment of the Pillow Thoughts Series, I have been completely ensnared by Peppernell's work. I have read a few of her works and still have a couple more on my to be read pile but for today I wanted to share some thoughts about the works I… Continue reading Other Books By Courtney Peppernell

Photo Diary: Heights of Abraham, Matlock

We visited the Heights of Abraham in Matlock on the jubilee Thursday, thinking we could have a nice and easy day exploring -foolishly forgetting that the rest of humanity had the day off for the holiday weekend and it was ridiculously busy. A bit of a kid-friendly tourist trap, it was quite busy with so… Continue reading Photo Diary: Heights of Abraham, Matlock

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

Why I switched to Digital Subscriptions

As any long-time reader knows, or even anyone who has seen my instagram knows, I love my magazines: specifically my Aussie mags Peppermint magazine and Frankie. Although I have heard people mention reading their favourite magazines online, I had never thought about doing this myself - at least not until fairly recently. About a month… Continue reading Why I switched to Digital Subscriptions