I almost expected to see Mr Darcy, of Pride and Prejudice fame, cantering on his horse as I drove into Chatsworth House yesterday. Situated in the Derbyshire Dales, about 4 hours from London and only a short drive from my friend’s country home, this spectacular estate has been home to the Cavendish family for 16 generations. Built in 1549, Chatsworth is truly magnificent.
Standing on this opulent stair case, I thought about all the women who have ascended these stairs over the centuries. What would they make of women’s lives today, I wonder?
One section of the vast library and my favourite room. How I longed to browse through those books!
Life in the English country side means wearing boots and coats that keeps you warm and dry. Rain is inevitable with muddy puddles, wet grass and slippery cobblestone, your daily terrain during winter.
So, I’ve bought myself some quintessential country attire. My Megara leather & suede chocolate over the knee boots and Savannah camel coat are part of the Welligogs ‘Distinctly British’ clothing and footwear range.
Ankle boots and long boot, all part of the Welligogs range.
All this country air makes me want to saddle up and go for a ride……. maybe I’ll run into Mr Darcy?
Enjoy your creative life, Jules