How good would it be to play chess @blenheimpalace?
Blenheim Palace will form the imposing backdrop to the English Chess Federation Junior Female Championships on 19th – 20th October.
The event, which is expected to attract more than 100 players to the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, is open to all girls aged under 18.
Blenheim Palace also has a long and illustrious connection with the game of chess. In 1851 the 5th Duke of Marlborough was President of the first ever international chess tournament which took place in London.
Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Sir Winston who was born at Blenheim Palace, was also one of the founders of the Oxford University Chess Club and vice-president of the British Chess Association.
Sir Winston himself is also said to have been a keen chess player during the Blitz in WWII.
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Today is definitely a perfect morning🤗
I wish everyone an inspiring day and a wonderful mood😘
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I miss home. Walks in the woods I know like the back of my hand. I lived here, my house was next to this wood, called Thieves Wood, it is in north Nottinghamshire. This was the view from my windows. It was a beautiful place, that had soul and character. Autumn walks amongst the fallen leaves is a rather special time of year.
I am sad to have missed this morning’s walk. Dr P left me in bed and walked our girl. It’s nice to have company at home and be being looked after. Fresh air and walking is so good for the soul.
La Galleria is a family run Italian restaurant, providing a varied menu of freshly prepared dishes using only the finest Italian ingredients. Whether you prefer pizza or pasta, they will have you covered.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new image but I’ve been out adding to my ongoing project at Newtown Common. This is one from last weekend and a tree I’ve wanted to get a shot of for a while but have struggled to find d a composition that worked. Pleased to get something here.
I’ve added this to the project collection, link to the rest is in my profile above.
Tuesdays, for when your Monday wasn’t quiet the productive whirlwind you’d planned. Guys I’m so behind on replying your comments, messages etc, please know that I am super thankful for all the support you’ve been giving my little corner of the internet. This little photography hobby of mine has been quite the journey and I’m trying to find a way to make proper space for it in my life so that I can show up fully. First step is trying to be a little more organised, but to be honest that’s never been my forte😅
A teashop down one of York’s pretty side streets where you can warm up with whatever type of tea you fancy. 🍂🍁☕️
A little note: The free samples outside WILL burn your tongue if you’re not careful. I couldn’t taste anything for the rest of the day 😂🤦🏻♀️
This beauty is Tintinhull House Gardens, another fantastic property in the @nationaltrust collection. You'll only need an hour to wander around here but the gardens are simply gorgeous and there are three other incredible properties to visit just a short drive away 😍 .
I've been a bit quiet this week. In real life it's been a very tough one behind the scenes personally. I'll try and resume normality soon. Have a lovely weekend!