- Karen Marshall
A quiet day at Elizabeth Gaskell's house
A promise to myself that this year I will take time out to draw. Time out of the ordinary, noisy activities of the day to be quiet and still, and to live in the moment. Elizabeth Gaskell House and Garden is a quiet space in which there is a history and tradition of reading and writing, of thinking and reflecting - perhaps not so quiet then, but now it is and as such is very welcome. And the cafe is great too.