The Shivering Mountain.

Mam Tor, locally known as the Shivering Mountain, is a 517 m (1,696 ft.) hill near Castleton in Derbyshire. Its name means Mother Hill, so called, as frequent landslips throughout the ages, created a number of mini hills at its base. Continue reading “The Shivering Mountain.”

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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Underground and Overwhelmed, The Bascilica Cistern.

During our visit to Istanbul Lady Tiger Lilly and I took a tour of the Basilica Cistern. This marvel of ancient engineering was constructed during the 3rd and 4th centuries by the Emperor Constantine Continue reading “Underground and Overwhelmed, The Bascilica Cistern.”

Blood swept lands and seas of red, poppies at the Tower of London

Blood swept lands and seas of red. Continue reading “Blood swept lands and seas of red, poppies at the Tower of London”

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….”

Medieval to Modern, Shrewsbury….

Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, is a quintessential medieval market town, steeped in history you can’t turn a corner without stumbling over a listed building, there are 660! Continue reading “Medieval to Modern, Shrewsbury….”

Our first Kiss………

Everyone remembers their first kiss! I’ll certainly never forget mine, the build-up, the excitement, exhilaration, nervousness (what do I do? What if I do it wrong?) But before I could back out, it was upon me, whilst my nerve held, I closed my eyes, puckered my lips and leaned in……. Continue reading “Our first Kiss………”