Friday, 22 October 2010

Autumn at Chatsworth

We have had a very busy half-term week. The place I wanted to go most was Chatsworth as we've been the last two autumns to see the sculptures in the garden, and we finally made it yesterday. It was very cold with varying amounts of sunshine but son no. 1 likes cloud (and rain) and pronounced it was "Just the right kind of grey". I argued that there couldn't be a right kind of grey when it comes to weather but he was happy enough!
We had a really nice walk around and visited the cafe twice to warm up. Beautiful autumn colours were all around us as well as lots of artwork to look at.

This one is a mirrored twirling set of triangles - the reflections are fascinating:

The boys hiding from the camera:

And I love this one of them walking ahead together, talking to each other all the time:

I've been particularly 'hormonally challenged' this week, culminating today in mental shutdown following a trip to Leicester nearby specially to buy crafting supplies for a craft even I'm running at church later on next month - £20 worth of ribbons and all sorts from the John Lewis haberdashery (I love that word) department. Except that I left the bag with everything in it somewhere in the shop and came home without it! So I've got to go all the way back on the bus early tomorrow and buy the whole lot again! Boo, hiss to nasty, bad hormones that seem to completely remove any rational behaviour and thought altogether. I have been self-medicating with some red wine.

13 comments:

  1. Red wine AND dark chocolate. Must have chocolate too! It's a seretonin booster. Fact!

    My crowd says "hello" to Sir Archie! Snorgle his tum for me.

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  2. I love the photos you have in this post. Hope you have a good weekend.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  3. You are so lucky that your boys want to do stuff with you. The J's think I am far to uncool to be seen with!!

    What a shame about your bag.

    Red wine....maybe I should take up drinking after all.

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  4. Such a lovely spot! And those sculptures are fascinating. I noticed your felt bag/purse in the reflection (assume that was you!).

    So sorry that you left your purchases...I suppose no kind and honest soul found it and turned it in. Did you call to ask? You never know! Okay, it's a one in ten million chance.

    Self-medicating with wine sounds good. I'm doing the same, only with whiskey right now, can't drink wine.

    Here's to a good weekend and being on an even hormonal keel, rather than a roller coaster!

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  5. Fabulous pictures! How lucky you are to have a place to see such pretty sculptures. Sorry to hear about the bag of ribbons....I totally understand your frustration. Some days it sure does seem as if nothing can go right. Hope that was your bad luck quota for quite a while. Wine always makes things seem so much easier..lol

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  6. Oh Chatsworth House is so lovely!!! So on my "grand estate houses to visit before I turn.. erm.. 45!" LOL!

    Look at that head sculpture with the hair!!! I LOVE that and that see through metallic man is brilliant!!! Wow!!

    These are brilliant pics and fab visit for "the right kind of grey"! Your son is a POET!!! :-)

    Whaddya mean you have to buy the stuff you left at John Lewis again??! You mean no-one handed in your bag?! Oh I'm so so so sorry!!! Oh dear!!! I hope you armoured yourself with lots of vin rouge el vino yesterday to make the trip again!! GOOD LUCK!!! And big hugs!!

    And John Lewis Haberdashery Rocks!! :-) Hi to Archie!!! Take care
    x

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  7. Fab photos - I didn't know Chatsworth had all those lovely sculptures - its years since I have visited. Shame about your shopping - maybe some kind soul handed it in!

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  8. Chatsworth looks a fabulous place to visit. Sorry to hear about your shopping, it's the sort of thing that I would do too.

    Someone may have handed it in you never know!

    Take care

    Alison
    x

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  9. Wow fantastic photo, really love the colours in them. Hope you find the bag :-(

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  10. Beautiful, all of it. I feel like I visited there with you. I have included the link to this post on 'Sharing Treasures'. xj

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  11. lovely autumnal colours and sculptures! Sorry about your bag!

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  12. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  13. Stunning photos! Makes me want to go there instead of to work today.
    smiLes
    LiBBy BuTTons

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