Making Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth House

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin…. I am fortunate enough to have a fantastic job, I’m a Tour Guide and have the privilege of spending my days in one of Britain’s most beautiful historic houses; Chatsworth House is set in the heart of the Peak District and is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.  This season is especially exciting in my opinion; the Duke and Duchess have an exhibition named ‘Make Yourself Comfortable’ if you hadn’t already guessed by the title, it’s a display of seating. But not just any seating, it’s an unique installation of contemporary seating in a historic setting.

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In Bruges….

After a night at sea being gently rocked to sleep by the waves, we awoke in the Port of Zeebrugge. Continue reading “In Bruges….”

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……..”