Walking Boston’s Freedom Trail

At this time of year I can’t help but think about New England and particularly Boston.  I, first, visited about eight years ago and spent a day discovering the City and drinking far too many spiced pumpkin lattes.  So, on my most recent trip to Boston, last summer I was keen to explore more of the […]

Enjoying Short Breaks

I hadn’t really made any firm plans for this summer, things just kind of happened.  But what a lovely summer it has turned out to be.  Family, friends and some me time, have all added up to make it a wonderful summer of new experiences and re-visiting old favourites.  What transpired were short breaks that […]

Ten Things To Do in Paris

On my first visit to Paris we chose to make this trip all about the tourist sights. In Paris you are spoilt for choice with museums in abundance, amazing architecture everywhere, wonderful gardens and historic structures.  Not to mention the most amazing views.  Here were ten of my favourite places and spaces as a first time tourist […]

Exploring Lincoln

Lincoln, UK

It always feels very decadent to take a day off mid week.  But that’s just what I did last Thursday and took a day trip to Lincoln.  On the agenda was a leisurely lunch at The Old Bakery Restaurant, visiting Lincoln cathedral and strolling around the Cathedral Quarter. One of the things that I love […]

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 […]

Guys Cliffe House in Warwickshire

When I saw a tweet about this years Heritage Open Days it reminded me that I haven’t shared with you the visits that I made last year.  I always meant to, so before another year roles on, here is my first visit.  On the most perfect September day with bright blue sky and the last […]

Lake District Retreat

I felt like a few indulgent days away on my own.  Somewhere I could relax, take stock and plan for what will be a busy autumn.  I could easily have chosen the Cotswolds, as I love it so much, but decided I should venture a little further a field.  Having been to Cornwall the week […]

Cornwall Re-visited

This summer I enjoyed five fabulous days in Cornwall on a family break.  I was really looking forward to it as I haven’t visited Cornwall for many years.  It holds such wonderful memories as it was the destination of many family holidays when I was growing up. Back then there were usually two to three […]