Riverbank Guest House
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Yesterday Avery and I took a bus to the nearby Chatsworth mansion, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It is extremely ritzy and has roughly one million rooms and had just been decorated for the Christmas season. Many dukes have come and gone and made changes to the house and ...
... polish beer (shout-out to the ancestors!).
The following weekend Avery and I met up with some of her classmates to stop by the 41st annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival at the nearby Kelham Island Museum. (Note: Sheffield used to be a huge steel manufacturer and most of it was produced in Kelham Island). There was even a live band (of the brass and horns variety) that played the Jurassic Park theme song. Weird, but awesome.
Lastly, we attended a festival ...
... if they had done a walk-on part on a Charlie Boorman crapumentary.
Will had done me proud and certainly qualifies as a junior bore.
Here's to next time son :)
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... 80s. And I suppose also that since tuition fees were introduced, they have to appeal to an even more middle-class student population. Leaves me feeling like it's all a pretty facade with little substance.
Rant over. We walk up the hill to Broomhill, an area familiar to both of us, as we both lived in student halls and other accommodation nearby. We continue the trek up to Crookes, where the music department building is ...
... Knightly and Matthew McFadyen. It is a beautiful house now owned by a charitable trust and the ancestral owners, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, now pay rent to live there. It is a big business with farm walks, adventure playground as well as the main house and garden. We joined a free pre-visit talk by one of the guides so that we had a picture of how Chatsworth had developed over the years. We also hired ...