Now i am little nerdy, not a bad thing but something i fully acknowledge.
So when i was away for the weekend recently i took the opportunity to visit Haddon Hall.
Nestled away in beautiful Derbyshire Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable.
Avoiding fire; warfare; family misfortune and changing fashions, little has changed over recent centuries and Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.
the views from the garden were quite breathtaking, as you can see.
now if only i could win the Lotto and buy myself a little slice of Country Living