Last weekend we continued our tour of National Trust properties. Kedleston Hall is a lovely 18th century mansion with huge grounds. Its a short distance from Derby so is fairly easy to get to.
On the bank holiday Monday we decided to take advantage of our new National Trust joint membership. Calke (been told its pronounced like Cork?) Abbey, also known as the un-stately home and country estate, is located in Ticknall, Derby. Short drive away from home for us.
With our little baby H on the way, Keith and I decided to join the National Trust. If you’re not familiar with it, its a charity founded in 1985 which does its best to look after coastline, forests, woods, historic houses, gardens, art collections, etc all across the United Kingdom.
Back in May we visited my brother and his wife in Leeds. They took us out for a lovely meal at Ecco Pizzeria. We went to the Roundhay branch but I am told they also have a branch in Headingley.
Earlier this month my husband and I visited Risley Park for our anniversary dinner. He’s been several times with his brother and father but this was my first time. Although we’d gone after 8pm it was absolutely rammed which was a good indication that its a popular place to visit.
On Saturday night we were out with friends and visited Marrakesh. This was the 2nd time I’d been as the first time was several years ago with the very same friends. Its on Chapel Bar in the city centre just off Market Square. We entered the restaurant fairly late (close to 9pm) and were seated quickly as the restaurant wasn’t full. We were sat near the back of the restaurant.
Earlier this month we decided to give the Street Food Club a go. Its been open in the Intu Victoria Centre Shopping Centre for a while now but because of its location we’ve never been bothered. However, the husband saw some photos on Facebook of food served there and we thought we’d try it. We’ve also tried a similar concept in Leeds.
In December I was sent to Paris on a work trip. All expenses were paid for and the hotel was booked by work. I stayed at the HCM for 2 nights.
Victoria Peak tends to be one of the must see attractions of Hong Kong if only because of the great views (unless there’s really heavy fog like during our visit) and the novelty of riding up and down on the Peak Tram. Its really easy to get to using the MTR to get to Central and walking from there.