Tag Archives: Calke Abbey

So that’s that then…

For a while now I have claimed that autumn was here – well now there is no mistaking the slowly changing season – rain is definitely stopping play.  I realise talking about rain might be seen as being in bad … Continue reading

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Another Busy Day at Calke…

Clearly not all the kids have gone back to school today….still there is enough space at Calke Abbey to find some more deserted locations.

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I challenge the mighty…

I guess we all have different memories of National Trust properties when we were growing up.  For me it is a total absence of ever having visited a National Trust property .  Whether that is true or not I have … Continue reading

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Dandelion Clock

Oh for long lost days of childhood innocence when the worst thing you had to worry about was how many puffs would it take to blow all the seeds from the dandelion clock.  Walking through the gardens at Calke Abbey … Continue reading

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Visiting Mr McGregor’s garden

One of the enduring impressions I get when wondering around the gardens of Calke Abbey is that I am in a recreation of the garden out of Peter Rabbit.  Yesterday was not an exception.  The sun was shining, the chill … Continue reading

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Walking through the woods

Winter is coming The last few days of Autumn have felt like winter yet the first day of Winter was in comparison quite mild.   One of the joys of living in this part of England is that we can … Continue reading

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I’ve got a plan

I was recently described by some who knows me as a very unusual early adaptor, by this she meant that given my age I know an unnatural amount about tech, internet et al.  I guess that may well be correct as … Continue reading

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