Festive Season London


Oxford Street, London

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and as part of my celebrations Mum and I took a trip to London. We both hadn’t visited in quite a while and decided it would help us get in the festive spirit. We took the lunchtime train to Marylebone and grabbed a cab straight to Marylebone […]

Floating on Air


The Malvern Spa - facilities

There’s really only one thing that gets me floating on air and that’s a spa day. With the changes in my life balance I was definitely ready for some R&R. A couple of weekends ago I packed an over night bag and met my friend Tracey at The Malvern Spa. We both had pleasant drives […]

Take 12 Trips


Last September my friend Clare from Need Another Holiday set herself a challenge to Take 12 Trips in a year. These could be anything from a day trip to a short break to a long vacation. Thinking what a fabulous idea this was I decided to join her to see if I too could discover […]

Follies at Packwood


Packwood, Warwickshire

I’m glad to say, even though autumn has taken it’s grip, I’m still remembering summer days out. I love spending time with my nephews and late in the summer we spent the afternoon exploring the Follies at Packwood in Warwickshire. The Follies were produced by Hilary Jack, who had been commissioned by Packwood, creating the mystical, […]

Hanbury Hall and Gardens – The House


Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

There are many National Trust properties that I’d like to visit with Hanbury Hall and Gardens having been on the list for a while.  Late in the summer I made the journey through the lovely Warwickshire countryside and into Worcestershire where Hanbury Hall and Gardens is situated. I’d been invited to spend the day to […]

Postcards from the Sandringham Estate


Sandringham Church, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

I adore visiting the Sandringham Estate. From the open spaces, woodland walks to the church and the house, it’s a familiar place that always delivers on that happy feeling. On our recent short break to Norfolk, having never visited the Sandringham Estate before, Mum was keen to pay a visit. Just to manage her expectations […]