Visit to Kiddleston Hall

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August 21st 2009
Published: September 10th 2009
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21 August (Friday) 5 am, DerbyBy 9pm just could not keep the eyes open. Rob & Jerry went off to visit Mim, good thing they did'n't stay home to be sociable coz Ann & I were neither. Woke just before 3am. Ann had gone - not sure where she is - I suspect she stole a bed in Kirsten's room to escape the snoring! Pip was due home tonight but we weren't awake to see her - she was going to sleep in the lounge (Ann & I have her room).

It was lovely to meet Pip she is a delightul young woman. She is doing some work in a local pub over the holidays. Friday Robin decided not to visit Mim in the morning and we set off for the day. First stop was the happy hen farm where Rob gets her free range eggs. Next stop was Kidleston Manor. This is a stately home just outside Derby. Most recent claim to fame is that "The Duchess" was partly filmed on location there.The hall itself was closed on Thursdays & Fridays we discovered on arrival.however the grounds & the duchess exhibition were open so we went on.The
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no excuse to be late to church
grounds were lovely with a very picturesque adams bridge over the river. got a good photo. the duchess exhibition was fascinating & has inspired us to watch it! we had a cuppa there & headed home.

Tonight Ann & I walked Meg. We went back to Markeaton Park where we had gone with Robin yesterday. We emerged from the trees onto the golf course and decided we would walk in a straight line towards the little fair on the other side that way we would have a line of site to where the track started. Good idea in theory but in practice our "straight line" got a little bent! There was quite a little wandering along the edge of the golf course and discussion to and fro & climbing of styles that definitely hadn't been there before until we found the right place! (lots of laughter too).

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this featured in the Duchess movie

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