I’ve seen photos of this romantic ruin but have been unable to figure out where exactly it was until last week. You can’t go beyond the crumbling walls but you can walk around the entire circumference of the space. .
Could you imagine having this spot as your retreat home only to place it across the field from your estate home? 😉 From what I’ve read, that’s exactly what this former glorious home - Wothorpe House - was used for. Dating back to the early 17th century, it was built by the eldest son, Thomas Cecil, of William Cecil (Lord Burghley) who had been advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. .
Thomas was passionate about architecture & used his knowledge to create an imposing & uniquely ornate structure described as “the least of noble houses but the very best of lodges.” Such Lodges became places for "escape, retreat and pleasure… Their architecture is one of fantasy and enjoyment not ostentation." (Taken from the website). .
Sadly it was only used for about 100 years before parts of it was dismantled. Ever since.. it’s been left to inspire imagination. I can’t wait to take the kids here.
🎉🎁🥳 Today is our Gorgie store’s FIRST BIRTHDAY and we’re celebrating!
Get FREE nachos when you order two or more burritos and wish us a 'Happy Birthday' on Monday 19th.
Either say happy birthday when you come in store, or write happy birthday in the notes section when ordering from our own website.
Tag a friend and celebrate with us!
*This deal is only available at our Gorgie location - 118 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2NR
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I was blessed with some really beautiful evening light last time I visited Dartmoor! This is Hound Tor - according to legend, these rocks are the petrified remains of a pack of hunting dogs 😱👻🌄
Today the air has that crisp freshness about it. Perfect for a Monday morning. I’m still sick 🤒 thought I had budged it but sadly no. Now I have major tooth and head ache on my left side 🤷🏼♀️ Theodore and Bradley seem to be fine now though... why me 😩
I’m delighted to say that, at long last, I’ve been offered a shiny new job! And it comes with one of those rare visas attached to it! There are too many blessings that have come with this news to name them all, but here are a few: We can stay in the UK, keep @illyriapottery open, start aggressively chipping away at those student loans, and I will have a career with people and relationships at the core of my work. So many friends and family have been praying with us—thank you! It’s been quite the journey. I’ll be working for a company called Perrett Laver, an executive search firm, and will be a Senior Research Associate in their Higher Education practice. Basically, I’ll be a headhunter for academia. I’ll begin at their HQ in Westminster and eventually be based in their new Oxford office. Interestingly, this is the first firm I approached in the spring, but they didn’t have any openings at the time. Also, in Divine Providence my 3rd round of interviews were on the same day as the lease deadline for Katie’s shop—incredible! I’ve been quoting a lot of William Cowper to myself over these past months. Here are a few lines that seem especially appropriate: “Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain. God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain.” We’re so grateful for His good and plain path, His sovereign power, and His loving care. Thanks so much to everybody who’s been rooting for us!
I love the walk along this road in Mellon Charles. If I’m walking along here it means one of two things, a) I’m on the way to the Aroma Cafe for a lovely lunch with my family, or b) I’m on my way to photograph a stunning sunset, on my own, and will probably chill out there for an hour or so after the sun has gone down and collect my thoughts. Happy days 😊✌🏼
Getgo Studio will launch in Jan 2019. We help you tell your story via film. Shooting on-location, or at our studio in beautiful South Queensferry, just outside Edinburgh. Founded by @mike_at_velocity
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Just returned from a weekend away in Manchester and was swept off my feet by the architecture and just how lovely and interesting a city it is. It’s boom in the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era means there are jaw dropping buildings at every turn. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting a city so grand and imposing.
As a result I feel I need to spend more time exploring the industrial cities of the North. I love this country and we quite often holiday at home. But being a nature and landscape lover this usually involves going to beauty spots such as Cornwall, Devon, North Norfolk, Cumbria, Cotswolds, Northumberland, Snowdonia, Peak District... You get the idea. We don’t often go out of our way to visit the cities on our doorstep. Something to rectify, surely. Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool duly added to my list of places to visit.
This was my first time in Manchester but I’m hoping it won’t be the last. We were there with a group of friends for a social weekend but I’d love to go back to take in more of its culture, history and do some photography walks through the city. It was looking so photogenic and beautiful this weekend (helped by the amazing weather and light, I’m sure!).
Pictured: The Victorian red brick and terracotta Principal Hotel (where we stayed) looking resplendent in the low winter sun yesterday afternoon. Love the pools of light hitting the corner of the building ✨. Followed by a couple of interior shots of its Art Deco bar and Winter Gardens (swipe 👉🏼).