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 […]

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 […]

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 […]