A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

You may recall reading that Hughenden is a favourite local-ish National Trust property for us, and we were delighted when its reopening was announced. So delighted that we were on their website at 06.30 on the morning that visitor slots were released in order to secure a time that suited us. We chose the perfect … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

A Return to Hughenden Manor | 1940s Weekend

Hughenden Manor is one of our favourite localish National Trust properties and having stumbled across their 1940s weekend last year, I was pleased to see that it was being run again in September. This year, with a little forward planning, I wore vintage-style clothing … the trousers need at least one pocket. (I bought my … Continue reading A Return to Hughenden Manor | 1940s Weekend

1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

In mid-September, we made a return visit to Hughenden Manor for their 1940s Weekend.  We’d gone there for two reasons: 1) we like it there and 2) dogs are welcome.  But as luck would have it, Hughenden was hosting a 1940s Weekend. There were loads of people in vintage clothing – a lady who looked … Continue reading 1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor

On the Saturday before Christmas, we took a short road trip out to Hughenden Manor, the former home of Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.  The house has quite a history, not only as Disraeli’s home but also as the base for a secret map-making organisation during the Second World War.Some of the rooms in the … Continue reading Hughenden Manor

Me on Tuesday

It’s been a fab few days here … The Postie delivered the latest offering from Mhairi McFarlane. 🙂 The Brainy One and I tackled the weeding and replanting in our front garden. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together and then had lunch in her garden. We revisited Hughenden. We enjoyed … Continue reading Me on Tuesday

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 29 and 30

Week 29: We spent a few more hours walking through the woods at Hughenden. We had an unexpected photo opportunity with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños. We were invited for socially-distanced drinks in a friend’s garden and The Boy Child was invited to take a dip … I made a flip card to record the story. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 29 and 30

A Socially-Distanced Return to Greys Court

Up there alongside Hughenden, Grays Court is one of our favourite National Trust properties to visit. We visited earlier this week and enjoyed a few hours walking around the gardens and woods with Miss Tilly. The house is currently closed, but you can learn a little about the family who owned it here. Although the … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Greys Court

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling more ‘down’ of late, and even though I know it’s okay to feel all the feelings, I’d much rather focus on the positives. Travel: The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside chance of going to … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives