Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey is nestled in the the quaint village of Ticknall just 4 miles away from the main town of Swadlincote.  It was owned many years ago by Harpur family until it was given to the National Trust in 1985 in lieu of death duties.   It was built circa 1701/1702.  It is a fantastic […]

An Afternoon at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire

Whit Bank Holiday afternoon out with hubby, Barry to Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire.  It had been many years since my last visit and I certainly didn’t have a camera on me then nor a mobile phone.  It’s a very popular place for families to come together playing rounders, cricket, football and enjoy a picnic […]

Ashbourne Show

August 2014 was my first ever visit to Ashbourne Show in Derbyshire.  It’s held on the former Osmaston Polo Ground!   Lots to see with all the Cattle shows, I’ve never seen so many varieties of sheep!!  There is of course the various horse shows from the elegant side saddle to Shire horses.  It certainly […]

Tissington – A quaint little Peak District Village

Going back in time to the summer of 2014. Bear with me, I’m trying to blog most of last year’s photo stuff just so you can all get a flavour for my love of photography. This particular day, I had attended a meeting with a lovely friend over the other side of Ashbourne. It was […]

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