Hardwick Hall ~ A memorable place created by an formidable lady

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Derbyshire, History, National Trust, Reviews, Slideshow, Travel

This is my review bit Whenever we are in Derbyshire, notably for the Chatsworth Horse Trials, or to visit some friends who live in this great part of the world, we always try and make sure a visit to Hardwick Hall is on our itinerary. National Trust membership (or being married to someone who works for the Trust 😊 ) provides free entry to Hardwick Hall and all its wonders, including the Old Hall even though is now under the care of English Heritage. We always enjoy our visits to Hardwick as there are so many things to see, and […]

Another trip to Sydney would be a great idea

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Sydney Slideshow (just click on the white play button, and then maximise the screen) Having reviewed the many photographs taken during our recent trip it comes as no great surprise that there is a keenness to return some day. In the meantime there is conciliation in looking through the many images and reminiscing. To make the task easier I’ve put together a slideshow of a few favourite shots. Rather than making the slideshow to cumbersome it seemed a good idea to divide the images, and so a visit to the New South Wales Art Gallery is recorded in one show […]

Our first visit to Australia ~ and it won’t be our last

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Our 2018 odyssey to the Southern Hemisphere was a long awaited and eagerly anticipated trip to New Zealand, with a first port-of-call being Sydney Australia. There will be many blog posts and associated photograph galleries relating to our tour of New Zealand, but Sydney deserves a post or two of its own, as our visit proved to be a fabulous way to start our Antipodean adventure. It also confirmed that we need to see more of Australia and will be planning to be back for more. On a purely practical note a few days in Sydney was the ideal way […]

Friendly greetings and a fabulous image-filled trip to New Zealand

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Readers of my blogs or visitors to this website might have been wondering why there had been no activity from me recently. I hadn’t fallen of the earth, I’d just travelled to the other side of it for a fabulous trip taking in a stay in Sydney, Australia and then a tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The cameras were active as there was so much to see, and do, and record. So I’ve got lots of photographs and now begins the job of reviewing and selecting images for a New Zealand gallery. The Country is […]

Travel ~ is it just movement between places to refuel?

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Travel It has become increasingly clear to me What we’re doing when we move from A to B. Experience shows that, as a general rule Travel is merely movement between places to refuel. This is particularly the case when on vacation When movement punctuates places of libation. A day starts with breakfast and talk of an itinerary. Outings inevitably interposed with something culinary No matter how the day progresses, or travel plans evolve We all know what the journeys ultimately involve After breakfast, the trip will include a place for cake and coffee Then somewhere for lunch before its time […]