House Style at Chatsworth House

“The joy of dressing is an art “ John Galliano

Yesterday the sun was shining and I spent an amazing afternoon with my friend Sue who shares an equal love for all things fashion when we paid a visit to the House Style Exhibition at Chatsworth House.

I had no intention of blogging about my trip BUT I had my ‘big’camera on me and after walking around, taking photos, lusting after several dresses and generally being ‘gob-smacked ‘ at the majority of items on show I just had to share it with you .

Although the Exhibition ends very shortly there is some good news in that you have until 22nd October, 2017 to go and see it for yourself.

Go, go , go but maybe stick around and read my post first …

The House Style Exhibition demonstrates the power of fashion. It brings to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family over five centuries .

  • Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century
  • The 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
  • Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire
  • Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitford sisters, model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy will also be central to the show

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Pure Evil ‘Hollywood Vampires’ at 99 Mary Street

Last night Jo and I made our way into the heart of Sheffield to 99 Mary Street.

Jo had been invited to the Private Preview of ‘Hollywood Vampires’ by the street artist Pure Evil. After I’d mentioned I’d like to go and see it she kindly asked me if I’d like to tag along with her.

Date sorted.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you but I’m actually quite ‘arty farty’ having studied Art & Design at college (Sheffield & Lincoln)  Continue reading

Ladies that Lunch hit Barnsley…#ladiesthatlunchfriday

It’s Friday,  so what do we want?


When do we want it ?!


I’ll be quite honest with you, I’ve been fairly chilled about the state of the house….that was until illness struck me a few days ago and now absolutely everything annoys me.


The constant mess, tripping over tools, builders mess everywhere…living out of a box. Shall I go on?

I was even annoying myself.

To say I was glad to leave the house for the afternoon on Friday was no exaggeration!

Our choice of destination – Barnsley, for a spot of culture, followed by some lunch and a chat.

The culture came courtesy of a free  exhibition being held at the Civic – Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ Continue reading

The Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture Park #PoppiesTour

I really had no intention of doing a post today but then I saw it – the Wave – and thought it was just too beautiful to keep to myself.

Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, by artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper, that rises up from the lower lake at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park reaching over Cascade Bridge. Its new home until January 2016.

It was initially conceived as one of the key  sculptural elements in the installation of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red that was at the Tower of London during the autumn of 2014.

It really is quite breath-taking ,surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire countryside… and we all know Yorkshire countryside is the best 🙂



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