I have been visiting Elvaston Castle since I was a little girl. I have lots of happy memories at Elvaston, as I used to visit with my parents and my grandparents. My Nanna in particular adored visiting, and I always miss her when I'm walking around the gardens. It is a place that never fails to make me feel better when I am feeling tense.
Bree is now six months old, and it was her first time visiting. She loved it. She had a wonderful time exploring and playing with several other puppies. She's actually fast asleep next to me as I'm writing this, so she is quite worn out! I had to drag her over to the car to get her to go (I have the only puppy in the world who would rather stay in bed than go on a walk) but she really enjoyed it. I think it is her favourite place so far as she didn't want to leave! One of the best things about having a dog is that you do not notice how far you have walked. I also followed Bree into a woodland area and ended up in a place that I had previously missed. I think it is wonderful that you can visit somewhere for twenty two years and still have new things to discover! Sadly the castle was once again covered in scaffolding so I have no photos of it. Hopefully the work will be completed in summer so I can go back and take more photos! I have really been enjoying looking at black and white photos recently, and I think there's a strange kind of beauty to pictures without colour. All of these were taken on my phone; I find my camera too bulky when I am walking Bree.
I had never seen the building above before. It was incredibly beautiful, and I would love to know what it was used for. I would also love to peek inside! It has been a lovely day. Sometimes it is incredibly nice to take a break from mundane activities.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!