16 FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LONDON (YOU MAYBE DIDN’T KNOW)

Hi my lovely readers! London, the capital of England and the busiest and probably best know city in Europe has so much going for it. We all know about the plenty and historic sights of London, the Queen and the British pub grub. But how is your knowledge about London when it comes to the weird and wonderful as well as the fun and interesting, … Continue reading 16 FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LONDON (YOU MAYBE DIDN’T KNOW)

9 CHRISTMASSY ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE WINTER IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love all the lights, everything smells amazing and the buildings and streets of London are beautifully decorated. What’s not to love? And have I mentioned all the gorgeous foods and treats we can indulge in during this time of the year? Who doesn’t love some mulled wine or warm wintry spiced apple … Continue reading 9 CHRISTMASSY ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE WINTER IN LONDON

UPDATE: UK TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINE RULES

Hi my lovely readers! With Covid restrictions easing here in the UK, the travel guidelines from the government have also changed a bit now since the beginning of October 2021. Those that came into effect from May have been overhauled, which should make travelling to the UK and returning back home a little bit easier or perhaps less stressful. Guidelines for Scotland, England, Northern Ireland … Continue reading UPDATE: UK TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINE RULES

TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

Hi my lovely readers! Britain is famous for its pubs. Literally everyone who comes to the island to visit will end up in a pub for either a drink, lunch or dinner. Going to the pub for a drink after work, meeting friends for a catch up over dinner or going for a Sunday lunch with the family is embedded in those of us living … Continue reading TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

Hi my lovely readers! Situated on the banks of the river Thames on the outskirts of London sits one of the great, if not the grandest Stuart houses in England – Ham House. Mostly unchanged and displaying a fine collection of art, furnishings and fabrics collected by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her descendants over 400 years, Ham House is a great place to learn … Continue reading HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! The other day I was going for my daily walk around Bushy Park and decided to head to the Woodland Gardens, which is sort of a little garden within the park with little ponds, relaxing water features, colourful rhododendrons and plenty of other interesting pretty flowers and shrubs. The park is home to and a sanctuary to all sorts of animals … Continue reading TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

Hi my lovely readers! I recently became a member of the National Trust again, now for the third time in fact, as my English Heritage membership recently expired. I’m such a big fan of the National Trust and would urge anyone who can to become a member and support the great work they’re doing. Plus, it’s just a no brainer as the membership is really, … Continue reading MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

Hi my lovely readers! Dover is best known for the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, the cross-channel ferry port that connects the UK with France. This ferry link is vital as many of our goods are transported via ferry from mainland Europe to the UK. Dover keeps the nation supplied and running so to speak. Additionally, it’s a popular … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

Hi my lovely readers! Mount Grace Priory is a lovely cultural site in North Yorkshire, up in the North of England with an award winning garden that is absolutely beautiful and in full bloom right now. It’s the best-preserved Carthusian Monastery in England, although the majority of the monastery unfortunately lies in ruins, the main house is still standing and offers an impressive background to … Continue reading THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

Hi my lovely readers! Today, I thought I’ll keep it sweet and short for you and show you mostly in pictures what Kenilworth Castle, one of the many English Heritage sites looks like and what you can expect from your visit. Kenilworth Castle is actually a ruin located in Warwickshire in England and managed by English Heritage nowadays. The castle was originally built in the … Continue reading KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

Hi my lovely readers! Last weekend I took my first trip up to the North of England, my first holiday for almost a year actually and I must say it didn’t disappoint at all. The North is the agricultural power house of England and you’ll come across plenty of fields with crops and livestock. As it’s summer, everything is lush green and so pretty to … Continue reading THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

COOMBE HILL – THE BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE IN PICTURES

Hi my lovely readers! Today I thought I’ll show you some more of the beautiful English countryside. I won’t bother you with too many words, I just want you to enjoy the pictures I took when I wondered around and explored Coombe Hill. Coombe Hill is a National Trust site 852 feet above the sea level with amazing views of Aylesbury Vale and very scenic … Continue reading COOMBE HILL – THE BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE IN PICTURES

CHARTWELL – THE FAMILY HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

Hi my lovely readers! The countdown is on. From Monday museums and indoor sightseeing places will open up again once more, which means I will be able to visit some of the interesting and historic National Trust and English Heritage sites and houses again! I’ve been waiting for this day for such a long time, in fact it’s been 6 months since we were able … Continue reading CHARTWELL – THE FAMILY HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

A LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE WALK IN NORBURY PARK – VIEWS, FIELDS AND COWS

Hi my lovely readers! On Thursday in my Travel Thursday Quote post I told you that I was going to go for a little hike on Sunday, which I managed to do. The weather played along just fine and my partner and I decided to head back to Norbury Park in Surrey, which is only a short drive away from where we live. We went … Continue reading A LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE WALK IN NORBURY PARK – VIEWS, FIELDS AND COWS

DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

Hi my lovely readers! When you think of England, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful landscape and the grand manor houses that often appear in movies such as Pride and Prejudice and TV shows for instance Miss Marple. These old beautiful and historic mansions can be found all across the country. Plenty have been converted into hotels, which allows many of … Continue reading DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

Hi my lovely readers! London must be one of the most visited cities in the world. Millions of visitors grace the streets every year and sometimes it feels like there are more tourist in the streets of London than locals! And of course, it is obvious why so many people come every year. London has literally everything: culture, history, it is a culinary heaven, nightlife, … Continue reading HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Hi my lovely readers! The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England and a popular holiday destination due to its mild climate. As you know, the summers are not that long and hot here in the UK and a visit to the Isle of Wight, especially in August, allows you to extend that summer feeling just a little longer. There is plenty to … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

AUDLEY END – A GRAND VICTORIAN COUNTRY ESTATE

Hi my lovely readers! I love British history and especially the grand country estates. There are hundreds scattered across the country and last year I was drawn to the Victorian country estate Audley End House and Gardens in Essex. Audley End is managed by English Heritage and my membership allowed me free access to the site. I managed to squeeze in a cheeky visit just … Continue reading AUDLEY END – A GRAND VICTORIAN COUNTRY ESTATE

BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – MORE ANIMALS

Hi my lovely readers! We already explored the deer and birds of Bushy Park and today I want to talk about the remaining wildlife that can be spotted in my local park. The park is full of different mammals, fish and of course plenty of little and almost invisible┬áinsects that are totally worth watching and learning more about. If you have not gone out to … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – MORE ANIMALS