Blog posts tagged with 'wordsworth'
Did you see the Birmingham Post on Thursday, 2nd October 2014? If not, don’t worry, I’ve re-typed the full page article here, written by Chris Upton. Have you heard the one about the actress, the vicar, the poet and the political economist? Regrettably I can’t find a joke to put them all in, but I do have a house. A very fine house, in fact, bang in… read more on Telling all Manor of Celebrity Gossip
We have lots of walks here on the Brinsop Court Estate, but sometimes it is a treat to just read about other people’s walks! Last year “The Old Ways” by Robert Macfarlane, subtitled “A Journey on Foot” was Waterstone’s June book of month and their marketing blurb stated the book is “The perfect summer read and a passionate endorsement to get out of the house, embrace the great… read more on Reading and Walking at Brinsop Court
One of the great things about being on a self catering holiday for me is the chance to curl up in front a fire snacking on the type of foods I like to snack on (!!) and read. Although I wasn’t on a self catering holiday at the time, I recently read Kilvert’s Diary and thought I’d share some of it. But first a brief biography -… read more on The Reverend Francis Kilvert didn’t hold with self-catering holidays!
I’ve put together a very personal blog today with a review of my top five favourite places in and around Brinsop Court. Next summer I will write a review of my top five places on the estate. In at number five is the courtyard. It is a veritable sun trap in the summer and all year round provides some shelter from the wind. In the centre are… read more on My Top 5 Favourite Places at Brinsop
Reading the history book about Brinsop, I came across this story and thought I would share it...... can't imagine any of it happening today! Dorothy Wordsworth wasn't a natural dog lover, but a dog called Prince attached himself to her. He accompanied her on her long and solitary rambles around Herefordshire. Prince was so devoted to her that once when she was off on a journey, he… read more on Shaggy Dog Story
I came across an entry from Kilvert's Diary recently and just had to share it. Francis Kilvert was an English clergyman remembered for his diaries reflecting rural life in the 1870s. He worked as a curate and then as a vicar in local parishes and his entry for Thursday, March 13th is so evocative - it could almost be written today except of course there is no… read more on The English diarist Robert Francis Kilvert (1840–1879)
We are a small team, working hard to maintain our cosy comfort and style, efficient service and special extras. To ensure we keep everything as our guests like, we ask for their feedback. This is very valuable to us and we are always very pleased if they take the time to answer a few quick questions. We know these things can be tedious, but maintaining the high… read more on The Woodland Trust
William Wordsworth was one of the most influential of English Romantic poets and we love that he and his family spent time in and around Brinsop Court Estate. Just for fun we thought we'd pick 4 of his poems that could have been written at Brinsop. One Probably one of his most famous poems is I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud written in 1807. I wandered lonely… read more on Four Poems and a Quote from our famous resident, Wordsworth
It is said that the Wye Valley is the birthplace of British Tourism and with English Tourism week this week (16th - 24th March 2013), it seems appropriate to write about tourism back in the day. The birth of tourism is said to be in the 17 and 1800s! The trend was apparently started by John Egerton, Rector of Ross on Wye who built a boat to… read more on Wordsworth was one of the first Tourists
It isn’t everywhere that has their name in a poem by a famous poet. Brinsop Court does and it is something we are very proud of. The poem in question goes like this.... Stop passenger and drop a tear; A most ill-fated Prince lies here. His reign in youth was wild and pleasant, He hunted rabbit, hare and pheasant, Grown old, he bid adieu to sport, And… read more on Calling all Wordsworth Fans