6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Derbyshire Life today CLICK HERE

Rosemary Conley - A few of my favourite things

08:33 31 May 2010

Rosemary Conley - A few of my favourite things

Rosemary Conley - A few of my favourite things

Born and raised in Leicestershire, Rosemary Conley is a diet and fitness<br/>expert whose books and videos have made her a household name

Favourite place Ashby Folville, between Leicester and Melton Mowbray

This is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in the east of Leicestershire... and it is also extremely dear to my heart as its the place I call home.

It has an ancient church, a cricket green and a fete each summer in fact, I always think that it is reminiscent of the type of village that is seen in Midsomer Murders!

But despite it being a small village theres a true sense of community here and each year my husband and I host an event called Music in the Meadow.

The event raises in excess of 20,000 for charities each year.

Favourite walk Ashby Folville to Barsby

Leicestershire has some fantastic countryside to offer and Im very fond
of Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill.

But when Im at home, theres a bridleway which runs between Ashby Folville and Barsby which runs through some glorious countryside.

Most weekends I can be found walking my dog named Waise along this lovely route.

Favourite restaurant or pub Carrington Arms, in Ashby Folville

In all honesty, I dont tend to dine out all that much as past experience has taught that other diners tend to watch to see what I order.

My husband and I are far more likely to have friends round for a meal. But on the odd occasion we do venture out, it tends to be to the Carrington Arms.

Favourite building various

Being Leicestershire born and bred, Im very fond of the Old John Tower, in Bradgate Park, and from being young have always found its unusual shape highly appealing.

Ive long considered Launde Abbey, in East Norton, which is owned by the
church to be a truly peaceful place.

Im also incredibly fond of Ashby Folville Manor which I call home because its steeped in 500 years worth of history and my husband and I have worked hard to restore it.

Favourite museum or art gallery Newarke Houses Museum, in Leicester

I remember visiting this museum as a child and staring at the painting of Daniel Lambert who was at one time the fattest man in the country.

I believe that it could have been this painting that sparked my initial
interest in diet and fitness.

Favourite memory of Leicestershire many

Leicestershire holds so many lovely memories for me... and particularly the village of Countesthorpe where I grew up. An early nice memory is being taken to the neighbouring village of Whetstone for a picnic.

A few years later, I clearly recall the enjoyment I got from walking to another neighbouring village called Cosby with my friend Elizabeth who
now lives in Australia to go fishing

And another favourite memory of Leicestershire was holding pet shows
with my childhood friends on long hot summer afternoons in the garden at home.

For information on healthy eating and exercise see www.rosemaryconley.tv which is Rosemarys new free web-based health
and fitness TV channel.


More from People

A group of ringers with Rev. Margaret Jones Photo: Brian Bristol

Mike Smith travels to the hamlet of Taxal near Whaley Bridge to meet the bell ringers who are keeping the Peak alive with the sound of music

Read more
Rebecca with babies

David Marley meets Rebecca Cumming, a Derbyshire mother-of-three, who has spent the last 21 years helping thousands of parents-to-be navigate the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood

Read more

As Burton Albion prepares for ‘unbelievable occasions at the Pirelli’, Nigel Powlson talks to manager Nigel Clough

Read more
PCs Chris Stanyard, Dan Houareau and Max Boyce

Derbyshire Life spends a day training with Derbyshire Police Dog Unit under the watchful eye of operational dog handler PC Dan Houareau

Read more
Ben Slater  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Derbyshire Life meets batsman Ben Slater and reports on the latest developments at the club

Read more
above Front, l to r: Reg Pugh (treasurer), David Hayes, Tim Martin, Syd Lusted. Back: Anita Hayes (Chair), Derek Hathaway, Ann Bilverstone and Ruth Hooper (Archivist)

Derbyshire Life meets the members of Spondon Archive on the publication of their latest book

Read more
Melbourne's Thomas Cook (1808-1892)

175 years ago Thomas Cook organised his first excursion, beginning the age of ‘popular tourism’ that grew into today’s worldwide travel industry

Read more
'The View Beyond the Pool'

Derbyshire Life meets the highly acclaimed local artist John Waterhouse whose work has earned an international reputation

Read more
HRH The Earl of Wessex with DFS Upholstery and Service Manager apprentices, Ian Filby and DFS Training Manager Rachel Bamford with the Diamond Chairs certificate of authenticity

HRH The Earl of Wessex met with volunteers and local supporters in Derbyshire to see the difference The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award makes to young people and communities

Read more
Tori  Photo: Harry Gladwin

TORI and Ben Stanley are on a 25-year farming mission to produce ‘the best beef in the world’.

Read more
Jo Smith at the Gang Mine Reserve

Pat Ashworth meets Jo Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Read more
HRH Princess Anne at Carsington Water

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited Carsington Sailing Club and Scropton Riding for the Disabled Centre in April

Read more
Carole Robinson, Denby's Retail Operations Controller (left), Adam Henson with Robert Jones, Retail Managing Director of Walter Smith Butchers  Photo:Polar Bear Media

Derbyshire Life visits Denby Pottery Village to discover the firm’s latest retail venture and speaks to TV presenter Adam Henson as well as some of the 300 people who attended the launch

Read more
Sunjeev Sahota  Photo: Simon Revill

Derbyshire Life talks to Sunjeev Sahota, the Derby-born, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Derbyshire Life Application Link

Job search in your local area

Local Business Directory

Derbyshire's trusted business finder

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search