Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Countdown is almost over..

Originally posted on nthardwick:
The winter clean is finished. The dust covers are officially off and it’s only two days until we’re open for the season. The team has been working incredibly hard to ensure the House is looking its…

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Chinese Lanterns

Originally posted on Don Charisma:
Before I started taking photos and publishing them, I was fairly unobservant. Looking for “the photo” has made me a lot more observant, and also a lot more ready. Practice with the camera (or in…

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Balancing the Ashbourne Market books

The Ashbourne News Telegraph commented this week about the state of the Ashbourne Market and asked what was needed to put life back into it. It compared it to the Bakewell market. Bakewell has some enormous advantages – there aren’t … Continue reading

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Patience was a virtue

We’ve lost the virtue of patience. In our focus on just getting on with our lives we have forgotten how to wait. Here’s a test. How long could you sit just watching the world going by – no book, phone, … Continue reading

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A Week of Culture – Part One – Hardwick Hall

Originally posted on greenbenchramblings:
We spent a few cold January days up in Derbyshire and Yorkshire for a culture fix. It was extremely cold and occasional rain and hail storms lashed us but we did not give in. We bravely…

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Hassop Hall

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Back On The Marathon Trail – Week One

Who would have thought a walk through Dovedale last week would have lead me to deciding on entering a marathon this year ? River Dove last week Last…

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