Tag Archives: Derbyshire

Brood #midnighthaiku

Mam Tor, which means ‘mother hill’, is surrounded by her children, where the underlying layers of shale have caused landslips to form smaller hills at her base. The instability of the hill gave her the name of ‘shivering mountain’. The … Continue reading

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A snowy weekend…

It was touch and go as to whether I would make it north this month, what with the lingering effects of this damnable ‘flu. Then the weather forecast was dodgy. But, in spite of freak sleet storms and icy roads, … Continue reading

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Riddles in the churchyard…

“We need to go to Great Longstone.” “Why?” “No idea.” “Oh. Have we been there before?” “Yes.” “I have no memory of this place…” My companion’s acceptance says a lot about our adventures over the past few years.  We have … Continue reading

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The chapel at Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III , IV  and V of this visit can be found by clicking the links. Although it is the last thing I will share, the chapel was one of the first places we visited at Haddon … Continue reading

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A garden ever green – A visit to Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III  and IV of this visit can be found by clicking the links. We left the house through a door between the Long Gallery and the anteroom of the State Bedchamber. The Gallery looks out over … Continue reading

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Woodsmoke and oranges – a visit to Haddon Hall

Parts I, II and III can be found by clicking the links. Haddon Hall in Derbyshire is one of the best-preserved Tudor country houses that remain. The history of the Hall goes back almost a thousand years, and for most … Continue reading

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Wish you were here?

We regularly share the stories of our workshop weekends on these pages. What is impossible to share on these pages is the sense of warmth, the laughter and the camaraderie that attends these weekends. Those who come along are not … Continue reading

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