Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This is for you Daniel

Over the last few week we have done many amazing thing. 
Seen many amazing sights. 
We have smiled, we have laughed & cried.
We have had thrills and spills and also had many tears for you Daniel.
We have lived the dream, the dream that was your Dream Daniel. Sadly you died just 6 short weeks before you were due to leave over 4 years ago.
 In Aaron,s words as he kissed the Dolphin " this is for you Daniel."
( even though you may not have been there in body but you were defiantly their in spirit )

This is for you Daniel xxxx


The next few blogs are gonna be amazing !

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Colemere Country Park

Recently we took the dogs Fred & Reggie for a stroll around Colemere Country Park. There are lovely views across the the lake and an easy pathway to follow. The dogs were eager as always. 
We did have a funny moment during our walk, a goose took a dislike to poor old Reggie. As we drew close but still at a distance the goose made a bee line for poor Reggie. He pooped himself and tried to leap into Simon`s arms, it was like something out of Scooby Doo leaving me in fits of laughter. I had always given them the nickname of Shaggy and Scooby but Reggie just has to prove it ! Fred managed well around the track even though he is completely blind we have to keep a close eye on what is in front of him so he dose not bump into things and there is not an obstruction he can fall over 
There are some lovely photograph`s below we hope you enjoy them. :-) 

Tyntesfield - Wraxhall

This has to be one of the most spectacular houses the National Trust owns. With spiralling turrets adorning the roof, ornate stone carvings and church like windows, this Gothic house has the feel of a mysterious fairytale mansion. 
Four generations of the Gibbs family called Tyntesfield home, filling it with both the splendid and the ordinary. 
Outside terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland scattered with hundreds of trees collected by the family and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond.

The old saw mill is pictured above now houses the power system for the estate which is eco friendly.

 Strolling along the guided paths, you come across glorious little building around the estate. The stable yard at the lower part of the parkland complete with the old stalls where the horses would have been kept.
Over yonder on the outer of the woodland is the summer house and summer cottage, something out of a fairytale.
Nearer to the main house is the Chaplin`s house and lodge ( pictured below ).
The Gothic House is a truly amazing site with high Gothic steeples and elegant Gothic style windows. Inside again is very interesting for any ages with many rooms to explore including a huge games room with the most amazing snug with the fireplace.
Outside the views are stunning of Cleveland and yonder.

Gothic Windows Within The Chapel

The Chapel

The Old Saw Mill

Above and Below the Old Saw Mill

The Gallery Landing 

The Gothic House 

Looking out towards Cleveland 

the snug in the games room 

 Above is the games room to the right is the fire place snug. This house has left us with lasting memory's. The whole place is stunning. Even the tea rooms have a twist as they sit within the old barns complete with stalls to have lunch in  amazing.