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A Derbyshire Break with Goy Friends

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Just thought I would add on to Bloomers blog by showing you a few more pictures of our fantastic break together, Wonderful weather , Fantastic place and the Greatest of Company.

Our first stop on our journey to Biggin was Buxton famous for its Spa Water and Baths. The old part of the town is lovely with the Pavillion Garden and park, after a wander around the old town and the smart shopping area, we stopped for a lunch break before continuing on our way.

Buxton Pavillion Gardens

The park was lovely with its old ornate Bandstand and the river flowing through.

The Ducks were very friendly too!

We continued our journey along leafy lanes with the beautiful English countryside on either side, the roads were very quiet and it was so nice to sit back and enjoy the lovely scenery.
It wasnt long before we reached our destination and were checking into Biggin Hall, a grade 11* listed historic 17th Century building situated in 8 acres of wonderful countryside.

Our accomadation was in the Courtyard 30yds from the Hall and was spacious and comfortable.

The Resident Geese were snoozing on the lawn ready to greet us.

After parking our luggage we met up again in the garden to enjoy a drink befofore Dinner

Dancing Partners (Sandra and Russell) ;0)

Posing for the Camera (Harry and I)

After a huge Dinner, it was time to relax and enjoy in the cosy lounge.

Harry first in line for breakfast and what a breakfast it was!

We set off heading for the town of Bakewell famous for its Bakewell Tarts!
We came across the The Royal British Legion Gardens which made a nice interesting detour from the busy streets.

Then it was time for a mid morning break and Suprise, Suprise look what we found!
Bloomers very own Tea rooms and Courtyard;0)

Our next visit was to Haddon Hall one of the finest 12th Century Medieval Homes in England, owned by the Manners family. The first glimpse!

One of the many fine and interesting rooms which is still used on occasions today by the owners.

The next very pretty village we visited was Hartington it has its own Cheese factory and a lovely duck pond where we passed a couple of very pleasant hours.

All too soon it was time for us to leave for home, But Russell had given thought to planning the homeward journey to include a visit to Castleton our last port of call. there was lots of interesting things to see including these pretty cottages , shops and Tea rooms and the famous Peak Cavern, we didnt venture in but what an awesome sight!

Peak Cavern { maybe next time } ;0)

Well folks thats the end of the tour , except to say a big Thank You to Sandra and Russell for their friendship and excellent company and for making this a holiday a very special one with lots of fond memories.

Hope you have enjoyed our tour in Derbyshire and hope you will join us on our Cruise in November.

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What a lovely time you all had....looking forwards to going on a cruise, I,ve not been on one unless you count the cross channel ferry!

The Manners family are they part of the Belvoir Castle family?
The Duke and his family stay there, I,d gone with a friend once and the children were running around with some friends we were told.

13 Sep, 2012

 

Will book your seat Pam lol Not sure about whether the Manners family have connections with Belvoir Castle [havent been there] but looks like a little research is required will let you know what I find;0)

13 Sep, 2012

 

glad you had a lovely time ~ haddon hall is one of my most favourite places! did you know they have used it for filming as well as historical [not hysterical] cookery programs?

13 Sep, 2012

 

You cheeky pair!! What a lovely weekend you seem to have had, such lovely photos Pp. of you all. love the gardens and flowers all around, its nice when you can share it with others who enjoy too. Thanks.

13 Sep, 2012

 

great follow up blog carole and lovely photos to, can i come on the cruise to, i will do your hair and sandra`s to lol, even the men`s im not fussy :o)))

13 Sep, 2012

 

Goy outing then!. :0))

Belvoir Castle is the home of the duke &duchess of Rutland Pansy if that helps , they produce the cordials like elderflower and sell it as belvoir fruit farms

13 Sep, 2012

 

Lovely blog, you all had a great time. Beautiful scenery. Enjoy your cruise :)

13 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki we got chatting to one of the guides who went into great detail telling us all about the filming sequences, interesting at first but she went on and on it got a little boring after a while to say the least lol

13 Sep, 2012

 

Pleased you enjoyed it Grandma, I have relived all the memories writing this blog and have enjoyed it all over again;0)

Hi Sandra you would be very welcome and we would love to have you around especially if you are going to be our personal hairdesser lol
Thanks for the information Pam, sounds another very interesting place to visit, will put it on the list;0)

Thanks Scottish we certainly will;0))

13 Sep, 2012

 

Great blog, I loved it thanks

13 Sep, 2012

 

Great memories we have Carole..and a lovely blog,it says it all..:o) ..you were very tactful about the guide at Haddon Hall though! like watching paint dry,wasn't it? Lol.
ha ha..:o)...A Goy,discount at MY tearooms,for you all,and welcome aboard in November,..the more the merrier :o) ...

13 Sep, 2012

 

Oh this was lovely - my old happy hunting grounds when growing up in Sheffield. A school trio to Haddon, singing in a concert in Buxton, gathering sloes near Hartington, it brought back lots of happy memories. And our December honeymoon in Castleton!!! So glad you had such a lovely break there.

13 Sep, 2012

 

That was nice Carole. Beautiful scenery, comfortable accomodation, and good company ... what more could you want ...

13 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Drc pleased you enjoyed;0)

Thanks Stera A lovely part of the country and so many happy memories you have there, so many hidden gems in this lovely country of ours;0)

Thanks Hywel who could ask for anything more;0)

13 Sep, 2012

 

Gorgeous place and what a pleasant moments and i 'm sure this is one of your enjoyable trips:-)))))))))))

14 Sep, 2012

 

What a lovely place! Obviously great fun had by all. :o)

14 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Junna and Nariz, it was a lovely break and we were blessed with sunshine too:0)

14 Sep, 2012

 

I know its a beautiful area and so many places of interest, so pleased the weather was good for you all, the Manners are connected with both I think, through marriage centuries back, think its in my book from Belvior.
Lovely photo`s Pansy, looking forward to your cruise as well, however I think Bloomer should practice more on that bike and lose the L plates first......

14 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Lincs for the information and your nice comments, I agree couldnt let Bloomer free on the Streets of Bakewel she will have to polish up her cycling skills first she would cause Mayhem lol

14 Sep, 2012

 

Lovely blog Carole, I won't mention how much longer it is than Bloomers (lazy thing) lol. So good to see you all enjoying yourselves although I'm not sure how I feel about all this swapping of partners ....I'm very broad minded, but ........
especially love the pic of Bloomers Tea Rooms:-) Now about this cruise we're all taking, I'm travelling in Bloomers trunk:-)

14 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Ba, you should give it a try a change is as good as a rest lol
No room for Bloomers ballgowns then if you are travelling in her Trunk she will have to make do with Bikini's all week and that will cause quite a stir ;0))

14 Sep, 2012

 

So here you all are..! talking about me behind my back ! Lol...I shall take the L plates,Linclass,..for Carole when she has to run round the deck every morning..before breakfast !..I will be on the bike,wobbling along behind her :o)
..and Ba,you are very naughty..you would have been welcome to join us,!,,as you would on the cruise..plenty of room in my trunk for your stuff..you and your knitted tankini..:o). and my dazzling collection of Bikini's...in your dreams ! Lol..I wasn't 'lazy' with my blog..I thought it only fair to let Carole post something..as you well know,I'm not one for hogging the limelight ! :o))

14 Sep, 2012

 

Sandra we all know you are very shy and retiring a little like me 1 but very nice of you to let me show off my talents too lol

14 Sep, 2012

 

My,we know each other so well now ,don't we ? Lol..and you are very welcome..I may let you show off again,sometime! Lol ...have you read my emails ?

14 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Sandra just this minute seen them before retiring, Im going to order one tomorrow, so thanks for your input and watch out David Bailey1 might just get a sneaky picture of you in your Bikini lol

14 Sep, 2012

 

No chance,Carole..and goodnight,sleep well :o) x

14 Sep, 2012

 

Really enjoyed your blog. Thanks. x

16 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Jilli a great place to visit and not too far away;0)

16 Sep, 2012

 

You've given me an idea.. for those of us NOT able to go on cruises etc, (lucky things) perhaps we could organise 'Natter and Nogging' meetings in certain areas where those who live in the 'catchment' could meet up socially.
We could perhaps have a meeting up once per season at a suitable venue.
It would be a great chance to meet each other, swop tips, stories, seed, cuttings etc etc.
What do you think?

16 Sep, 2012

 

Sounds a great idea, perhaphs if you write a blog to test the warer with other members it could take off big style, I like the idea very much Waddy;0)))

16 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Bilbo we certainly did, pleased you enjoyed the memories;0)

17 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Carole...
Thanks for the tour... glad you all had such a great time :o)

17 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Terra , we had agreat time , looking forward to our cruise now;0)

17 Sep, 2012

 

I too grew up in Sheffield and this brought back lots of memories, thanks for a lovely blog.

18 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Val you will know the area well, so pleased you you enjoyed it and it brought back childhood memories for you ;0)

18 Sep, 2012

 

'Tis a long time ago mind ! lol

18 Sep, 2012

 

What a lovely time you had together in 'our neck of the woods', not that we get up there as often as we would like. Funily enough T and I were up near Hartington yesterday. It's such a pleasure to spend time with good friends. You will have a smashing time on your cruise.

19 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks BA What a lovely area to live, we love it; and are all looking forward to our cruise 0)

19 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks for the lovely tour, Carole ... it all looks very inviting ... and you all look so happy too ... :o)

20 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Shirley a graet was had by all;0)

20 Sep, 2012

 

I am so glad that you all had a great time in Derbyshire Pansypotter. It looks a lovely hotel and the pictures you have taken look so colourful. I remember taking a pic of Bloomer's shop in Bakewell myself...Hope you all enjoy your cruise too!

27 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Richard thats very kind of you, what a cincidencer taking a picture of Bloomers shop too ;0))

28 Sep, 2012

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