And suffering from a very sore throat, usually a harbinger of a nasty cold but I am resisting as hard as I can, and it certainly didn’t spoil my enjoyment of Bolsover Castle.

I was still able to get in touch with my inner Cavalier and marvel at the wall paintings, paneling, fireplaces and lantern which make this such an interesting and fabulous place; I love castles of all types, but always enjoy most those that are intact and restored.

Followed this up with a trip to Sutton Scarsdale which sadly is a ruin, even though featured in detail in Country Life as recently as 1919. Depressing.

Now concentrating on ministering to my ailments before another trip tomorrow.