Friday, 12 April 2013
Coat: Mod Human Vintage
Bag: Charity shop
Shoes: Beyond Retro
Velvet bow headband: Jess James Jake Vintage
On a snowy weekend at the end of March, Jian Wei and I journeyed to the Northernmost reaches of England to attend the wedding of a school friend. We spent two nights at the Barrasford Arms and enjoyed beautiful views of Haughton Castle from the two bay windows in our lovely bedroom.
The wedding took place at Matfen Hall, a nineteenth century country mansion situated in rolling countryside, and it was great fun. It was only after we had returned home to London that we discovered the Hall's more macabre history:
'A number of ghosts have been spotted around the hotel; the most famous being the "blue boy" who at midnight has been spotted around the hall crying out and moaning in agony or maybe fear. The noises could be traced to a spot near a passage cut through a ten foot wall. When the bloodcurdling wails die away a soft halo of light appears around an old four poster bed. Anyone sleeping there (room 14), even today, can see the figure of a young boy dressed in blue, and surrounded by light. Behind the wall the bones of a young boy and fragments of blue clothing were discovered.
Another ghost, Mary, the wife of Philip de Ulcote, searches for her husband, who ran off with her sister. She appears desolate and broken hearted living in the castle by herself with only her baby girl as a companion. The rustle of her dress can be heard as she passes you by in the turret stairs.' [source]
Whether or not Wikipedia is to be trusted is another matter.