Snowshill Manor

Two miles from beautiful Broadway lies Snowshill Manor.  We visited recently (at our third attempt) and met up with my God Daughter and her family.I've only ever heard good things about Snowshill and it didn't disappoint.   It's a sixteenth century country house, best known for its twentieth century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric man who … Continue reading Snowshill Manor

Stowe Parkland and Gardens

Stowe is home to an astonishing 250 acres of gardens and 750 acres of parkland.  That's what you call gardening on the grandest scale.  The mansion is now home to Stowe School which, thanks to the Stowe House Preservation Trust, is still open to the public. The last family to reside in the house had extravagant tastes … Continue reading Stowe Parkland and Gardens

Month in Numbers | October 2018

October has been and gone in a blur of crisp and clear days, sunshine and chilly evenings.  Let's see how the numbers look:15 pieces of Happy Mail sent. One black eye (and a whole host of other bumps and bruises). 330 lengths in the pool at the gym. £8.80 won on the Euros ... not … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2018

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

Northern Road Trip | Tilberthwaite

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. A mile North of Coniston Water is the Tilberthwaite Valley, a perfect spot for a Lakeland walk.  There's a free carpark located … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Tilberthwaite

Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up#3

Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the third official link-up. You can find this summer’s list here. 7) An Unexpected Reflection: There's me, captured in the mirror. 9) Looks Smaller Than You: Statue of King Charles II at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 12) Bell(s): … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up#3