3 November 2008

The Peak District with Emma and Danny

Just a quick break from our Greek holiday....

On the weekend we traveled (in our new Peugeot) to the Peak District to see Emma and Danny. We spent a lovely, very cold and very drunk weekend in their excellent company.

We have long been fans of the Peak District and it didn’t disappoint this time either. We stayed in the beautiful town of Buxton and spent our Saturday afternoon and evening in every pub we could find, sampling the local delights. The weather wasn’t on our side (it was bloody freezing!) but the scenery and brews hit the spot nicely. On Sunday we went to the very awesome Chatsworth House and spent a lovely day wandering around the house which was decorated for Christmas with lovely Christmas trees, nativity scenes and lights throughout the grand house. The grounds would have been absolutely wonderful except that it was very, very cold so we ended up seeing it as quickly as possible.

We then left Emma and Danny and headed off to Guildford in Surrey where we will be spending the next 3 months.


The lovely streets of Buxton


Ben in the park in Buxton


Emma, Danny and Ben in front of the coach house at Chatsworth House


Chatsworth House with some ’modern’ sculptures in the foreground


The beautiful entrance hall in Chatsworth House


A very cool deer chandelier....I would like something similar in our house one day...


A folly and fountain. The sign suggested that if you chose to go swimming you should be careful and if there was a problem you should summon a man of staff.


The squirting willow tree....apparently a natural phenomenon in the Peak District


Jeremy Paxton’s rock garden, part of the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth

1 comment:

Auntyjan said...

What a fantastic house. Beautiful place and garden. Are you serious about the Willow Tree? xxx