After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum
Carlyle’s House in Chelsea is a hidden Chelsea gem. This National Trust property on Cheyne Row looks like a regular house from the outside, but is full of acclaimed Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle’s furniture and possessions on the inside. In fact, the house is rare in that it has so much original furniture in it; … Continue reading Carlyle’s House, Chelsea
During June (2nd - 24th), the Oxford Sculptors Group is showcasing a exhibition of works in the gardens of Greys Court. You're probably not surprised to learn that the Labrador silhouette was my favourite.
I've recently added a double page spread to our 2018 album about visiting the utterly fabulous Greys Court.There was yet another page for the various albums containing spreads about Washington, DC. The design below was one that I upsized from a spread in my Traveler's Notebook.
Last Monday, which was a Bank Holiday here in the UK (and therefore no school), we met up with friends and returned to Cliveden. What a difference a few months make! We were there for opening at 10am ... along with a thousand of more of our closest friends. But no matter. We'd taken a … Continue reading A Return to Cliveden
The beautiful Greys Court is just outside Henley-on-Thames, around an hour's drive from West London, and we recently spent several happy hours there. Obviously, it helped that the weather was stunning on the day we visited.Sir Felix and Lady Brunner bought the house in the late 1930s and raised their four sons there. During the … Continue reading Greys Court
An hour's drive north-west of London is Nuffield Place, the former home of Lord and Lady Nuffield. Born William Morris, Lord Nuffield left school at 15 and went onto become one of the world's richest men.He was the founder of Morris Motors and, having made his fortune, became one of this country's greatest philanthropists. Nuffield … Continue reading Nuffield Place
St James's is bounded to the north by Piccadilly, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall and St. James's Park and to the east by Haymarket. Post Second World War, the area became predominantly commercial but, as is happening in large swathes of Central London, it's slowly becoming a home for the very wealthy, with … Continue reading Weekday Walks | St. James’s
Cliveden is assured of its place in British history, but for all the wrong reasons. The house is now a rather smart hotel; the gardens, however, belong to the National Trust and are open to the public all year round.There are 375 acres of gardens. Can you imagine the size of the gardening staff back in the … Continue reading Cliveden
After last week's busy weekend, we opted for a slower pace. We chose to ignore the overcast skies and headed out on Saturday for a day of fresh air along the Thames.Sunday saw us closer to home.We caught up with our dog-walker friends in the local park before heading home to tackle the clothing requirements for The … Continue reading This Weekend I …