A short break in the Cotswolds


At the end of last week I had the pleasure of staying in the picturesque Cotswolds.  Over three days I spent time exploring this gorgeous part of the UK, but my main reason for visiting was to attend the wedding of a close friend.  I had chosen to stay at the Wyck Hill House Hotel & […]

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 […]

Cotswold Lavender


Is lavender natures healer? I absolutely love the smell of lavender, it is one of my favourite smells.  I’ve had lavender plants in my garden for three years now, pruning them each autumn and praying that they make it through the winter, which they have done so far.  If I am struggling to sleep, I […]

Stow-on-the-Wold


Can anything beat a day in the English countryside? #2 You’ll know from are these the first signs of Spring? and can anything beat a day in the English countryside? #1 that I love nothing more than spending the day in the English countryside, especially Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.  Having taken the day off on Monday to […]

Broadway in the Cotswolds


Can anything beat a day in the English countryside? On such a gorgeous sunny day, as today was, I couldn’t stay indoors and miss being under such lovely blue skies. If this was a summers day I’d be heading to the Cotswolds. So I seized the moment and headed out into the English countryside. I […]