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
For some reason, in my mind, I had always thought that Hampstead in North London (NW3) was difficult to get to from our part of West London. I couldn't have been more wrong. Travelling by Tube, we were there in 45 minutes When looking for a weekend excursion recently, I discovered that Hampstead had two … Continue reading Discovering Hampstead
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
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
Cliveden in the height of Summer still tries hard to look glorious. The gardeners work extremely hard to keep Cliveden's gardens and grounds looking their best, but the fabulous weather has taken its toll on the lawns … one day they were green and lush, the very next, or so it seemed, they were baked to … Continue reading Cliveden in Summer
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