As a child, my mum would take me for walks in Lyme Park, where she had been taken when she was a child. Years later, the house was used as Pemberley in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (or as I like to call it, the only version of Pride and Prejudice. Yes, I am a P&P geek!)
A couple of days ago, I got to visit it again! And I was very excited, because this time I went inside. I love stately homes; I can spend a long time staring at portraits, ceilings, furniture and curtains - although my kids would prefer I didn't.
In this case though, it was the building itself that held more interest. I could have sat there all day, but as we had a five hour trip home ahead of us, I was eventually persuaded to come away.
But, not before I recreated this scene, of course - how could I resist?