Monday, 6 April 2009

Quintissentially English



Edensor
You might argue that, over the past few weeks, I've shared with you more quintissential Englishness than could be considered strictly reasonable.

I do so love travelling, and while I'm planning some exciting trips for later in the year, in the meantime I have to keep myself entertained closer to home. I'd apologise, but I know I have plenty of American readers who actually quite like this kind of thing - so I ask you to indulge me one more time.

Actually, I might easily have let this one slip by without a write-up.

Sure, it has a picturesque church...

Church at Edensor
...a deep-blue paint scheme co-ordinated across the whole village...

Edensor
...and some spectacular views...

View down into Edensor
So far, so normal. Edensor is a tiny village on the Chatsworth estate; you might very well expect it to be picture-perfect.

What you probably wouldn't expect, though, is to find this at the side of the road:

Jam for sale

11 comments:

Diane said...

I've been through there... I wanted to live there then and I do again, after looking at your photos :)

Chef E said...

I absolutely love the blue trim house! I am one of those American followers that love it! The jams for sale are so fun! I bet I would have a great conversation with tea and jam loaded crackers at that house :)

Heather said...

I love your posts with pictures of what you consider "quintessentially English". It makes me want to travel and see these things myself!! So no need to apologize! I love it. :)

Jenny Beans said...

I do love your quintessentially English posts. They're always so beautiful.

gisette27 said...

Thanks for these great posts. I am a new American reader and can not get enough of the "Englishness"

Kazzy said...

You might have been talking about me? LOL Why can't we call towns villages here? Have any plans to come out to the Rocky Mountains in the US west any time soon?

Emmie said...

I could never get tired of photos and memories of UK villiages I love them although I tend to stay close to home too - Leicestershire! :)

Domestic Executive said...

It's not just the Americans that are enjoying your focus on England. Keep them coming!

Peggy said...

Lovely photos Rachel and I also enjoy the English country side photos. Is that an honesty stand at the side of the road?

Rachel Cotterill said...

Thanks everyone :)

Yes, it was an honesty stall selling homemade jam - isn't that amazing??

Emmie - I can tell I'm going to have to come to your part of the world, I've only been to Leicester once (and not seen the surrounding countryside at all, really)

Emmie said...

You'll love it im sure, it takes some diging around to find the quaint little places as they are really well tucked away but a day in a car following the outer roads and you'll be fine for sure :o)

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