The Duke of Wellington Country Inn
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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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... fun fact is that Haddon Hall was actually used partly for filming of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie. The dining room was Elizabeth's bedroom, and the banqueting hall served as the Inn at Lambton. So cool that I was in the actual filming location! Especially since I really love that movie. Okay, I think I'm done freaking out about Pride and Prejudice now.
The gardens at Haddon Hall were ...
... was spent late-night shopping at Meadowhall - well, mostly in Primark if I'm honest. The place was packed, presumably because it's the run-up to Christmas and everything is open until 10 pm. Managed to find an Only Fools and Horses T-shirt in the men's department, which is a welcome addition to my wardrobe and almost guaranteed to be unique in Sweden. As for the weekend, I'll be catching up with an old friend from uni, so it's going to be nostalgia overload, I ...