Sketching at Longshaw

On the way home from Eyam yesterday I stopped for a quick walk at Longshaw Estate. Longshaw Lodge was originally the hunting lodge for the Dukes of Rutland. I won’t give the game away, but it features in ‘The Secret Rooms’ by Catherine Bailey, which is a good read if you are interested in fancyContinue reading “Sketching at Longshaw”

Stanage/North Lees sketches

Monday: Day one of my holiday! Sketchbook in hand, I set out from Dennis Knoll, underneath Stanage Edge, on the short walk to North Lees Hall. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to see anything, because it started off really misty, but it soon cleared as I descended into the valley.Continue reading “Stanage/North Lees sketches”

8/9/11: Haddon Hall

Oh my goodness, look how pretty Haddon Hall is. Look at it. Look at its pretty flowers. The inside of the house is absolutely beautiful as well, obviously, but all my photos were rubbish. You’ll just have to visit it yourself. Or Google it? 15th Century fresco seccoe in the Chapel. Thinking about doing somethingContinue reading “8/9/11: Haddon Hall”