Friday, 10 April 2015


Ok so it's Friday again, apparently my last post was Friday last week so you can tell that it's been a busy week overall.  At the moment I'm juggling two jobs which is proving interesting but hard work in equal measure and although I love the jobs and the work I'm also finding switching off a little bit tougher than normal - so bear with me - anyway I digress as it's time to look back over the last 7 days and pull out those silver linings and positives that make life such an amazing journey!

So first up has to be our first visit to Chatsworth country house, for anyone who follows my blog you will be aware that this is one of those places that we visit frequently, well this year, thanks to a facebook notification we've decided to become members so off we toddled on Easter Sunday to have a wander around - all I can say is utter bliss!

Well from now until early October the house is playing host to a range of 'modern' unusual and designer seating.  We loved this resin based seat that resembled water, hubby actually took this shot through the side of the piece!

There was also an Easter egg hunt with a difference around the house, we discovered that the right foot to match this one is actually in a museum in Berlin!

We'd also forgotten that you get to wander around other areas of the house including part of the upstairs, I loved this suspended seat, said 14 year old said it reminded him of a bunch of fibre optic cables!

We even managed a decent shot of the violin trompe l'oeil for which Chatsworth is famous.

And apparently after Madonna was seen laying on one of these in her rain video they sold one at auction for 1.1 million pounds - it isn't even metal from what we understand having done an internet search!

Said 14 year old liked this one but said it lacked lights inside, I could imagine hiding from the outdoor world with a good book (and a reading light) in this!

He did however, love these flat 2-dimensional chairs that you could sit on!

As did we (all these photos will be appearing on a scrapbook layout very soon - you've been warned).

I also loved this pixelated chair - utter genius!

There were also other unusual seats - said 14 year old said they were surprisingly comfortable!

And the dining room where Queen Victoria dined on two occasions - you can actually take a seat at the table which is unusual as it is normally cordoned off!

And then some of our favourites!

These looked like they were growing out of the floor!

Outside daffodils were flowering!

And we found fabulous crazy trees!

And said 14 year old found himself a comfy spot right in front of the house enjoying the Emperor fountain and pond view!

All in all it was a fabulous day, enjoying the spring sunshine, a beautiful house and garden wandering and chatting - nothing finer!

Other positives were my Mum and her hubby popping over on Saturday for a catch up, we had a good natter and put the world to rights which was good, she's doing really well and making improvements with her foot all the time!

Said 14 year old also went bag packing on Easter Saturday towards his Lesotho expedition later in the year so had to be up and out early on Saturday morning, despite it being only early in his Easter holiday!

Other positives have been two outdoor fires and a barbecue earlier in the week and what a week it's been - beautiful weather!

We also managed to go and see Fast and Furious 7 at the cinema last Friday when the weather wasn't so good - really enjoyed it but shed a tear at the end - thought I might!

Hubby helping me with mini books earlier in the week, I was taking a recent design I'd been taught and putting it through it's paces to see if I could make it a bit more user friendly, although I loved the original design it was very rigid and makes the book quite difficult to get into and manipulate, the alteration should make it a lot more user friendly and easier to get into - but time will tell as I haven't finished putting it together yet.

And that my lovely people is how my week has panned out - how has yours been?  if you fancy joining in then, pop a post together, come back and link up, leave a comment to give me a nudge as life can get in the way sometimes and we shall come and visit!


  1. So you haven't done much to blog about this week then lol...always love seein Chatsworth through your eyes :D XXX

  2. What a wonderful set of photos from Chatsworth. There is lots of scope for scrapbook layouts there!
    There´s some very weird and wonderful seating. I couldn´t even work out how you are supposed to sit on some of them. I like the way some of them just grew out of the ground, but your son manages to look quite comfortable on them all.
    I am glad your mum is continuing to improve, and I guess hubby is too as he seems to be enjoying your outing.
    My son enjoys his outside fires and barbecues too, and he´s already had a couple this year.
    I hope you continue to survive doing two jobs. I hope it is only a temporary situation.
    Thanks for keeping the happy posts going. I hope we are making someone feel cheery when they read what we have been up to. Hugs.Kate x

  3. Wow, what some fabulous photos of all those different seating arrangements you managed to get... love the 2D chair shots and the ones that seemed to come out of the floor...