London in June

Before the cooler weather comes, I wanted to share some snaps from the sunny days of summer in the city. We went to the Duck & Waffle at Heron Tower for my moms birthday brunch with some friends in June. We parked at the O2 and then took the clipper up the Thames to Tower… Continue reading London in June

Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The last full day of our time in Wales back in July was spent as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Now I'm not going to lie, I have no facts or info to share on this place at all. Before going I checked out the website a little but that was all. It was… Continue reading Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

Our last stop of our long, tiring day was the Canal Pond and other features of the South Lawn. We were pretty lucky as we reached this point just before the fountains were shut off for the day. Bearded Boyfriend was beyond tired and I was only surviving off a sugar rush from some party… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Canal Pond, Great Fountain and More

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

Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and Other Gems

The Park and full estate of Chatsworth is incredibly large and I feel like it would be impossible if not, incredibly tiring to do in one day. The estate is home to sheep, cattle, and red and fallow deer. It also houses a working farm and a playground that you can visit although we stuck… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | The Stables, Paxton’s Glasshouse and 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