Monday, 26 April 2010

Wicked Parents

The young man has "wicked evil parents" who "drag him out for long walks at the weekend - his words. Sunday morning came, he had been warned, he needed to get up early doors as we had planned a long walk in Derbyshire. He was not happy - at all!! However en route, the number of flashy TVR cars that passed us, alerted him to the fact that there was a possibility of a meet up at Chatsworth, so we decided to go to plan B - diverted and ended up on the Chatsworth Estate. Being wicked and evil, we stuck to the plan to take a lovely long walk.





The views wherever you are on the estate are breath taking.

We noticed some deer. Unfortunately, they also noticed me and ran away before I got the camera set up!







We walked down through the stunning estate village "Edensor". Spookily, my 99th "follower" who introduced herself yesterday was also in Edensor - possibly at the very same time!!! Can you see yourself in any of the photos Rebecca? What a small world.










The young man had been right. There was in fact an enormous meeting of wonderful TVR cars - old and new. The boys were in heaven.


But as ever, their favourite was not a TVR, but the Aston Martin. Dream on Boys.



The young man had to admit it hadn't been too bad after all.

16 comments:

Michela said...

Dear young man..until you'll live with them..they will be always "wicked evil parents"! ;-)
Diane, you know, I can see you sitting into that fabulous Aston Martin, sipping a refreshing G&T on your way to St.Ives!..well, I'd customized it with some hearts of course! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

TheMadHouse said...

Wicked Evil Parents, sounds like us! I have never been to Chatsworth it looks stunnning

Jill said...

When I used to live in Notts I ventured to Chatsworth often - it is absolutely stunning isn't it? Have you been at Xmas time when they decorate the house? Last year they had a Hans Christian Andersen theme and it was magical. The Duchess also had the beautiful little church at Edensor decked out with flowers too. We visited on the day after the first snow - words can't describe how beautiful the house and estate looked.
Chatsworth is one of the best houses in England - in my opinion.

Rebecca said...

haha! Thank you for the mention! We must have been at the same place at the same time just about! We saw all the cars but didn't know what they were there for.... just assumed it was a very busy day at Chatsworth! I love your photos of Edensor, it is such a pretty place! x

The Curious Cat said...

I love chatsworth...what a lovely day out! With a nice reward for the boy at the end! xxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely scenery in these photos Diane, especially love the blossom laden tree and views of Chatsworth House. Lesley x

dubgirl said...

I have always wanted to go to Chatsworth, looks very impressive x

winnibriggs said...

Such a beautiful estate, we were there not long ago, so dont suppose you were too sad to deviate from original plan and at least you were all happier!

noelle said...

Hey Diane, on your way into St.Ives in your new car, pick me up and we'll 'do lunch' !!

Lisa said...

The wicked parents bitmade me laugh, we hear that too! Along with you are so harsh mum!
Beautiful blossom.
Lisa x

The Girl said...

I love Chatsworth so much it's so beautiful. I need to go again, haven't been in so long. LOVE the farm shop there too!

bad penny said...

I've not been either...my young man is an Aston Martin man - I swear he thinks he's going to grow up & become James Bond !
My lot were at the Beaulieu boat jumble on Sunday so popped into the motor museum too !
Thanks Diane - Gweek certianly is Cormwall & not Devon & we have been twice - love it there.

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

I love Chatsworth, used to go often when we lived in Sheffield, wonderful grounds and house.

lesley said...

Diane, your family life mirrors my own, especially with the cars & the young man's attitude about walking lol takes me back!
We love TVR's too, our friend gave me a ride in his once...never again, scared the life outta me!xxx

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi - thanks for popping over and leaving such a lovely comment.

The wicked parents bit is oh so familiar!!

Lovely to meet you

xxx

Rosie said...

Great photos of Chatsworth and Edensor. At least the young man got a super treat at the end of the walk and a chance to see all those cars:)