Month: July 2017

A Trip to Haddon Hall

A Trip to Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is one of those places that we’ve somewhat neglected to visit in preference to it’s bigger and better known neighbour, Chatsworth House. However it is beautiful and historic so well worth a visit. So yesterday that’s what we did, spent a few hours […]

Ann Bates Ceramics

Ann Bates Ceramics

Down a quiet lane in Derbyshire lies a sleepy verdant hamlet and a beautiful cottage just like the ones on chocolate boxes. The home and workshop of ceramics creative, Ann Bates. Ann has a good pedigree having studied for a BA (Hons) Applied Art Degree […]

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge in Early Summer

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge in Early Summer

We popped out for a walk today along the Great Ridge above Castleton. We started at the Mam Tor end and made it to Back Tor. We’d normally go all the way to Lose Hill but the light wasn’t great and it started to get […]

Granger’s Clothing Repel

Granger’s Clothing Repel

I decided to use Granger’s Clothing Repel on a waterproof jacket I purchased at the end of last year which in heavy rainfall became damp in areas of high contact. For example, on the cuffs and pocket flaps and sleeve creases. Never having encountered waterproofs […]