Madness Comes To Pemberley

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Up to Wednesday, with just the exception of a soaking at the end of our Dovedale walk, we had been blessed with far better weather than one would expect in any part of England at the end of April. This time last year we were being rained on almost every day. In fact, the lack of rain plus the not too high temperature (hovering around ten degrees centigrade during the day) is ideal weather for hillwalking. However, Thursday was not a nice day. It was foggy, wet and miserable. So we decided to visit one of the nearby stately homes, Lyme Park, which Jane Austen fans will more than likely remember was the setting for Pemberley in the 1995 TV adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice." You know, the one staring Colin Firth.

The house sits in 1359 acres of parkland on which visitors are welcome to exercise their dogs. Which, even though it was a bit damp, we did. We then popped the dogs back in the car and went for a walk around the formal gardens. We finished off the visit with tea and cakes at the cafe.

So, nothing too energetic but still a great day out.

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Comments

Madness Comes To Pemberley — 12 Comments

  1. You are setting a very high bar on this trip. Once again the pictures are stunning. I’d be hard-pressed to name my favorite, they’re all so good.

  2. The misty photos are really lovely. Colors sparkle in dewy or misty conditions – obviously. Thanks, MP.

  3. That’s worth a donation. I’ll see if I can navigate the system. Cheers

  4. “I dreamed I returned to Pemberley…” (Whoops, I’m mashing up my Brit Classics!)

    Yes, kudos on more terrific pics, MP.

    • Thank you. But don’t think I didn’t notice what you did over on Facebook. You were tempted and you succumbed. Fortunately for you I’m too pissed off with Susan Russell to be bothered about your minor betrayal. She comes over to my place for the first time ever and tells me, a clinical depressive, to get some therapy and then gets all injured when I call her a bitch for doing so. Heck, even you wouldn’t be that passive aggressive. 🙂