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

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

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

HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL

We are all looking for things to do during lockdown and the social distancing times when shops, restaurants, sights, well really anything is closed and we are supposed to stay away from people. We are getting super bored and frustrated being stuck at home and doing the same over and over again. BUT, better times are definitely ahead for us here in the UK as … Continue reading HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL

STAYCATION: EXPLORING HOME

I love travelling and I absolutely love experiencing new and different cultures, architecture, food and people. That is why my holidays usually involve a destination far away from home. But what about actually getting to know and experiencing our own countries or the countries that we currently live in? What about a staycation? There are so many amazing different places and actually countries in the … Continue reading STAYCATION: EXPLORING HOME