Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Daughter and I in England, Scotland and one day in Paris!

After the transatlantic trip I stay an extra two weeks in England. My daughter Maridy flew in to meet me and we had a wonderful trip seeing the sights of England and Scotland.

I think one of my most memorable experiences was the few days we spent in Derbyshire. Maridy found an awesome B&B, Sheriff's Lodge. The innkeepers, Alan and Kate, were people after my own heart. We had many of the same interest. Alan arranged for us to dress in 1500's ensembles and visit Haddon Hall. The home of the Duke of Rutland. I actually play the part of the Dowager Countess of Rutland, Bridget Manners at various Renaissance fairs. Alan and Kate, also encouraged us to dress Vicorian and attend a four mill where they were celebrating Victiorian Days. I even dressed Kate's mom who is my size in the same ensemble I wore to the mill and she went back to the mill and enjoyed herself as a Victorian lady.

Below are some of the pictures from the Derbyshire area.




This guy and his "monkey" were lots of fun.

Kate's mom in my Victorian ensemble.


Maridy, Kate's Mom, and I in the garden.

Maridy at Haddon Hall working in the kitchen like a good servant!


Looking out a window where how many have looked out since 1550?


The family chapel.

1 comment:

Sisi said...

Beautiful gowns!