Taking on faded granduer……..

 

Taking on the Trust, Calke Abbey is a National Trust property preserved in a state of neglected decay. The dramatic decline of many country house estates after the world wars is reflected here. The property gets its name from a former Augustinian priory that was originally on the site in the 12th century, the current baroque mansion takes its name from the locations history. Continue reading “Taking on faded granduer……..”

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Get To Know The Ladies

All you need to know about the Ladies…

 

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Hello my lovelies! I am a transatlantic entertainment industry veteran who’s met the great and good of stage and screen (no I won’t spill any secrets…….. well maybe the odd one now and again). I adore being in a theatre, particularly the moment the house lights dim, anticipating the start of whatever performance is about to commence.

Know your Ladies, 5 fun facts

  1. I have a list of favourite Australians (honestly, who doesn’t!)
  2. I’m a feminine feminist, we can all be strong, smart and look good doing it!
  3. My current project in life is minimalism and I like the calm that comes with it.
  4. I love the groundbreaking cinema of the 1930’s & 1940’s; the men are dreamy and the women are sassy.
  5. I believe that opera, poetry, Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland and lipstick can solve most of life’s problems.

 

Lady Sky

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Good Day, my name is Lady Sky, you can often find me six miles high and smiling. I love to travel and explore new places. Some call it curiosity, others nosiness. Either way I want to know what’s around the next corner, over the wall or behind the door marked private. I love all things luxurious (hence my passion for Art Deco design) but I’m not afraid of getting my hands dirty either.

Know your Ladies, 5 fun facts

  1. I intend on visiting every continent (5 down, 2 to go)
  2. Racing anything with 4 wheels at Bonneville is a dream I hope to make a reality. (I’m a petrol head, I admit it)
  3. I believe that the film Clueless is a classic; well it is based on Austen.
  4. Tea is my beverage of choice, Assam being a favourite, if it comes with scones, so much the better.
  5. My musical tastes are eclectic, from habanera to house, zef rap to rock and everything in between.

 

Lovely Lady Contributors

 

Lady Metal

I’m known as Lady Metal, not because of my hard, steely, malleable exterior but thanks to my love of screamo, hardcore and heavy metal music. When I’m not deep in the pit at a gig you can often find me sat happily crafting, usually cross stitching something spectacular.

Know your Ladies, 5 fun facts

  1. I have 5 tattoos adorning my body. Most you’ll never get to see.
  2. I’m a lefty.
  3. To kill a mockingbird is my favourite book, I read it every year.
  4. I love attending comic con. This year I went as Alice in Wonderland, Lady Sky was my Mad Hatter.
  5. I’m hooked on wrestling and afternoon tea, but not necessarily at the same time.

 

Lady Tiger Lilly

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Greetings! I am Lady Tiger Lilly, despite my name I’m actually a huge fan of all things leopard print and polka dots. I love to travel and consider myself a connoisseur of Gin. I have married the same man twice now, it was intentional, we had a renewal, and it wasn’t Gin related.

Know your Ladies, 5 fun facts

  1. I love taking photographs.
  2. I kept the same old car for over 10 years thanks to a deep sentimentality and sheer determination.
  3. I’m rather green fingered and love to tend my garden, growing some fine flowers and supporting natural habitats.
  4. I’m a visual kinaesthetic.
  5. I make order from chaos daily, mostly with the application of symmetry.

Lady Convivial (aka – Lady Viv)

I’m Lady Convivial, as the name suggests, I’m fond of feasting and the pleasures of jovial company. I love adventures and exploring off the beaten track, but I also like a little luxury so the untrodden path should have a nice hotel nearby!

Hello, I’m Lady Convivial, as the name suggests, I’m fond of feasting and the pleasures of jovial company. I love adventures and exploring off the beaten track, but I also like a little luxury so the untrodden path should have a nice hotel nearby!

Know your Ladies, 5 fun facts
1. My favourite author is Ken Follett, I share his passion for historical buildings which feature heavily in his novels.
2. I can’t cook, I’m truly terrible, except roast dinners which are usually edible.
3. I love banoffie pie, and my Mother’s banoffie pie is the best of the best.
4. One of my favourite places in the world is the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.
5. I beat Top Gears the Stig in a stunt car race (well to be completely honest he was in a car with my friend who was driving, I was driving with the help of the Stig’s pal, but officially I still beat the Stig!)
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The Lady has green fingers ………

In spring we decided to try and grow some produce, not being overly green fingered (as the remaining house plants can confirm) it was decided that tomatoes, onions, courgettes, peas and potatoes would be the crop of choice, mainly down to my desperate hope that even with some over enthusiasm and even blatant neglect they might survive and even produce a little something for the table. Continue reading “The Lady has green fingers ………”

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Taking on a botanical delight……..

The Pavilion Gardens Conservatory. An exotic botanical delight. The Grade II listed Conservatory was designed by landscape gardener Edward Milner, the conservatory was first built in 1870, the Pavilion Gardens first opened in 1871. The Grade II listed Conservatory was designed by landscape gardener Edward Milner and moved and moved to its current location to make room for the Buxton Opera House in 1903Steeped in history, this stunning floral promenade houses beautiful examples of plants and palms from far flung locations, all around the world. Step into the flourishing hot house for a stroll through tropical tranquility. – Lady Sky  Continue reading “Taking on a botanical delight……..”

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Taking time to write……..

Whilst online communication is seen as essential in today’s world, here’s an example of a simpler time. This stunning Victorian Post Box in Buxton has been safely accepting people’s letters and postcards since 1866.  The octagonal design by Penfold is rather unusual now and has helped afford the post pox with a Grade II listed status. The VR embellishment on the front stands for Victoria Regina, reigning monarch at the time of instillation.

– Lady Sky
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Lady Sky & Lady Tiger Lilly in Magical Marrakech………

Taking on the Red City, Marrakech. This captivating ancient citadel is a heady mix of history and tradition, blended with the ultra modern. Tour the souks for silks and spices, try local delicacies in the medina, visit the tombs and palace ruins whilst allowing yourself to be transported through time, Marrakech is magical. 

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Lady Tiger Lilly explores Throwley Old Hall…….

Taking on the delights of Throwley Old Hall ruin.
It is a large medieval manor house in the Manifold Valley. It was inhabited from early 1200 to the late 1870s. 
A most enjoyable visit 
– Lady Tiger Lilly

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