Searching for Late Season Bluebells in Derbyshire

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  1. Sarah says:

    Lovely photos – I have lived in the UK for a little over two years and my favorite walks have always been June time when the blue bells are out :) Also YES to what you say about the English being “local-aware” – is that an official term? If not it should be!! When I first moved here I just figured there was “posh english” and “cockney” but it seemed, like you say, that they could legitimately tell one village’s dialect from the next. I am actually getting better at it myself – I can tell if someone’s from the Southwest, and if they are from my city or somewhere else in the southwest. I still can’t copy their accent myself but my ears have gotten the hang of it!

    • Teja says:

      It’s amazing isn’t it? I’m like, how is that even possible?!?! :D Local-aware – I like this term!

  2. C-Ludik says:

    What a dreamy trip ! The history of Eyam is a very intriguing, thought-provoking study of human behavior and sacrifice, science and biology, population statistics, immunity and genealogy. It’s so funny that the English can tell where another English is from right down to the village :-). And the English countryside is so lovely when flowers are blooming in the wild ! Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. To be honest, as creepy as the Plague Village sounds, it also sounds rather interesting.
    This trip looks lovely! I adore Bluebell’s.

    • Teja says:

      I know right? I like how this region has that creepy/not creepy vibe. It reminds me of Midsomer Murders, if you know the show. The most wholesome English countryside, yet apparently full of murderers to sustain so many murder mystery episodes…

  4. Kelly says:

    I give you so much credit for doing all that to find bluebells. While I think flowers are great, I don’t think I would have done all that just to see a flower. But thank you for doing it so that I can hear your beautiful story and see your lovely pictures.

    • Teja says:

      :) I don’t know why I do things sometimes. I think it’s just when a notion takes my fancy, and then it becomes a mission. It’s all those computer games in childhood probably made me like this. LOL

  5. neha says:

    Wow..what an interesting fact that English can tell about each other so much…And coming to your seems like a fairyland that you are wandering into. I am eager to explore this part of the world and your post just increased my eagerness

  6. It’s lovely that you explored places in the UK that a lot of tourists will skip, in favour of, as you say, the Mecca of London, and it’s contemporaries Cambridge and Oxford. Stately homes still take my breath away, and I’m British.

    • Teja says:

      It’s those places that I have a soft spot in my heart for, I really don’t know why!

  7. Soraya says:

    How interesting that the English can tell where another English is from right down to the village – that’s incredible! And I am so glad that you got the chance to see Bluebells…a nice glade of them. It’s a good thing you went off the beaten track!

  8. ashley says:

    I am always on the hunt for flowers! We just finished cherry blossom season here but I am still pulling over when I find trees. I smiled to myself when you were talking about your friend. I too like to surround myself with eccentrics. :)

    • Teja says:

      He carries himself as a totally normal guy from middle England. But he has that little streak of morbid :)

  9. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    This is a dreamy trip. Straight out of a Wordsworth poem. The English countryside is so lovely and flowers blooming in the wild are a boon to earth. The post is as refreshing as the blooming flowers.

  10. Gina says:

    I didn’t know it was crazy to drive in Malaysia. I’ve driven in Southeast Asia and it’s good to have some order when you do. Sometimes when you look for something you don’t find it and you stumble upon it later.

  11. neha says:

    What a trip! The glade of bluebells. And the history and story of the plague village. I felt intrigued by your friend’s story of the serial killer as well. But not sure if I would like to visit that place in person!!

    • Teja says:

      Me neither! I did notify him that his hometown of Chesterfield now has a zombie themed paintball facility though.