and leader of the movement to abolish slavery. Markington Hall is where he lived near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. His great, great, great, great grandson (William – who we all call Hank) met our wonderful friend Jules (a girl from Warnambool) and they now live a happily married life in the 18th century Hall in the village of Markington.
Whenever we can, we like to visit them. Over the years we have visited and shared (in awe often) in the journey that Jules and Hank have undertaken to renovate a couple of farmhouses and now they have moved into the Hall to live. So with a couple of days spare at the end of our recent trip to London, we could not resist a quick spin up north for a sleepover .
Yes, it was a decent ol’ drive up the M1, but it is always nice to spend time with Jules and Hank. Of course, it gave us a chance to spread that anniversary celebration across a week and turn it into a festival. “You know what would be cool?” Tez grinned to me one morning. “Let’s hire a Mini Cooper S” and drive up to Markington! (Please view video below in full screen)
So dinner that night was no exception. A wonderful dinner was shared in the dining room.
Gorgeous crisp morning the next day, with more people coming and going and lots of laughter and dancing in the kitchen... …. Now, for some stories you just needed to be there to fully appreciate the occasion……. so I will have to leave that right there!!!!
Jules is undertaking a new activity and it is around utilising the splendid and extensive gardens at Markington Hall.
Several vans will be placed in-situ in one of garden areas, supported by their own kitchen, laundry and amenities. Surrounded by superb gardens and the Beck running by.
As always, staying with Jules and Hank and spending time with gorgeous friends is absolute nurturing of the heart and soul.
THANK YOU, yet again, for another wonderful memorable visit at Markington Hall. DC xx