Charlecote Park – Deer at Dawn


The fallow deer at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Since making the decision to improve my photography I have only been out a handful of times with my camera to purposely take photos.  I usually grab my camera to take photos whilst I am reviewing or out for the day.  However in the last three weeks, I have taken two trips where the sole purpose […]

Hanbury Hall and Gardens – The Staff and Volunteers


Hanbury Hall and Gardens - Conservation

Having spent the day with the staff and volunteers at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, every person I met enthused about their role. Without these dedicated and passionate people we wouldn’t have such fabulous properties and heritage sites to visit.  Here’s an insight into what it takes to look after the house and gardens at Hanbury […]

Upton House and Gardens, A Birds Eye View


I do like to explore and have new experiences, but sometimes going back to a place that you’ve enjoyed is just as joyful.  This is exactly how I felt last week when I made a return visit to Upton House and Gardens.  Situated in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside this elegant 1930s country house is one […]

Packwood House, Warwickshire


Continuing on our Heritage Open Day visit we also visited the lovely Packwood House in Lapworth, Warwickshire.  This was a short drive from Guys Cliffe House and so manageable to visit both in a day.  The sun was still shining when we arrived at Packwood. I often drive past Packwood en route to somewhere else […]

Scotney Castle Kent


When I visited Kent at the end of the summer, buy last year, I made sure there was time to visit a National Trust property. Having researched the local options, I decided on Scotney Castle as it has two properties plus gardens all set in a wooded estate. We were travelling over an hour to […]

Baddesley Clinton


Are you dreaming of Spring?This time last year I visited Baddesley Clinton, a National Trust Property in the heart of Warwickshire, approximately seven miles from historic Warwick.  The primary reason for visiting, the fabulous display of snow drops which herald the first signs of Spring.  The weather was certainly a lot different than it is this […]

Packwood House


Can anything beat a walk in the countryside? I love nothing more than spending time in the English countryside and enjoying everything that is has to offer.  I thought I’d grab the opportunity, before the winter sets in, to explore more of the Warwickshire countryside.  Having seen many tweets from the National Trust about their Great […]

Kent, Garden of England


I spent the last week of August in gorgeous sunny Kent on the south east coast of England.  It is a place that I have wanted to visit for a long time, having seen it featured on many property programmes.  One of my cousin now lives in historic Sandwich and so I have more than one […]