Talking Scarlet presents Death Toll at Buxton Opera House.

Murder is easy….. Getting away with it is the hard part!!

Set in the Scottish Highlands, the latest thriller by James Cawood comes to life. Continue reading “Talking Scarlet presents Death Toll at Buxton Opera House.”

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at Gawsworth Hall.

“Are you busy next Thursday eve?” read the message. “I have a rather fun little concert to attend and have a spare ticket…” Continue reading “The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at Gawsworth Hall.”

An August Autumn..

Walking through Chatsworth’s 1000 acre parkland in the autumnal sunshine, The Shire gains a new golden lustre. The ochre and burnt umber palate of leaves, adding another facet of beauty to this jewel of a place. Continue reading “An August Autumn..”

The Woman in Black – PW Productions Ltd

The Woman in Black is now showing at the beautiful Buxton Opera House. Get ready to be thrilled, scared and wowed, by performance, storytelling and surroundings.  Continue reading “The Woman in Black – PW Productions Ltd”

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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Lending a Hand Where We Can…

volunteerphone photoThere’s something I’m going to tell you, something I don’t tell many people. Late on a Sunday night I leave my partner sleeping then tiptoe into my children’s bedrooms, kiss them softly on the forehead then quietly leave the house. I’m only gone for a few hours, when they wake I’m back in bed and the children never know I left the house. You’re probably wondering why? Well it’s because I go somewhere to listen to people in distress, to talk about their problems. I’m a Samaritan.

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Grazing in the Grotto

In need of some festive bonhomie and some hearty fare Lady Tiger Lilly and I paid a visit to The Hanging Gate Public House near Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire. Continue reading “Grazing in the Grotto”

Haddon Hall at Halloween.

Lady Metal and I braved a cold, dark, autumnal evening recently to visit Haddon Hall; Continue reading “Haddon Hall at Halloween.”