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 […]

Views from the Eiffel Tower

When we first came upon the Eiffel Tower I was a little under whelmed.  It seemed small but then Pippa reminded me that I’m used to the big sky scrappers and buildings in America.  In comparison, yes, the Eiffel Tower is smaller, but over the four days it grew on me, and by the end […]

Paris City Bus Tour

Everybody I spoke to had recommended taking a city bus tour in order to familarise ourselves with the geography of Paris.  I’m so glad that we did this as it showed me just how easy Paris is to get around.  If you are visiting on the tourist trial, which I was, then you’ll be able […]

First trip to Paris

The anticipation had been building, for many months, and finally I made my first trip to Paris last weekend. Having talked to friends and read lots of blogs I felt fully informed about what to expect and what I should do. Pippa and I had an early start from London which saw us at St Pancreas […]

Cambridge Massachusetts

Previously when I visited Boston, on a New England tour, we spent a short time in Cambridge and of course at Harvard.  I loved the feel of this area and was very pleased to re-visit on our holiday last year.  I don’t know about you, but when I have visited a place and get a […]