The Walled Garden at Calke Abbey (Derbyshire)

This summer the gardens at Calke Abbey are alive with colour and activity! The Calke Abbey Estate is one of our favourite National Trust estates and we visit often, particularly in the summer!  The gardens at Calke are testament to the hard work that has gone into restoring this once neglected estate. The original walled garden which is made up of 350,000 bricks is …

Ruins and Waterfalls – Lumsdale Falls (Derbysbire) 

We are always on the look out for exciting new places to visit. Whilst googling things to do and see in Derbyshire I came across Lumsdale Falls! Located just outside Matlock on the very edge of the Peak District we couldn’t resist a visit as it’s only an hour’s drive!  Lumsdale Falls is located in the Lumsdale Valley. The valley is …

Ashby de la Zouch -Festival of Transport  

We are a family of car lovers!! Mr B designs them for a living so you could say we eat and breathe automobiles in our house! Last week we were lucky enough to attend Ashby DLZ’s (de la Zouch….that is way to much to type every time) first annual Festival of Transport. This is the sister festival of the Swadlincote Festival …