The weather continues to be cold here but at least we are having some sunshine which makes the days seems better in spite of the low temperatures, and of course the clocks went *back yesterday so we will have longer evenings :-)
No stitching to show this week, although I have been stitching I haven't taken any photos yet. DH and I have been on a little trip to Derbyshire, we stayed in a nice hotel in the centre of Derby, did some shopping, had a couple of lovely meals out and of course our visit to the beautiful Chatsworth House, so I thought I share some of the photos of the house and grounds with you today.
This was the view of the house as you drove through the estate to get there. There is some renovation going on which is why you can see tarpaulin on the left of the photo.
And from the gardens
There was still lots of snow around which made for a very pretty setting
(Please excuse my DH, he always seems to get into photos without trying, lol)
This is the top of the waterfall, can you see the one behind?
This lady must have been freezing!
One of the ponds, the majority of it still frozen
Another view of the house from the Canal
This is the Serpent, the leaves are still quite dead but I think that makes for a better colour.
Some of the beautiful tapestries in the house
This one is huge, covering the whole of the back wall
The house from the gardens again
And it's wonderfully elegant staircase
And beautifully painted ceiling
Loved the library with it's shelves and shelves books
(I tried for an arty farty photo, lol)
The many bedrooms with their canopied beds
The very grand dining room
I'm of work for a week now, Yayyyyy. I have some jobs to catch up on but mostly I plan on lying in and taking it easy with some afternoons settling my derrière on the sofa for some serious stitching sessions :-)
A few people wanted to see the bags I bought last week, I will show them next time, glad to know that I not alone in my bag obsession, lol.
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Have a fantastic week whatever you are up to!
*Edited to add:
Ops, as Linda has pointed out the clocks should have been put forward, not back, lol. We did change them to the correct time, it was a typo...sorry if I confused anyone :-)