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 […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral New York

Whilst on 5th Avenue in New York, you can’t miss the imposing grandeur of St Patrick’s Cathedral.  Last year on our trip to New York, the outside was undergoing restoration, but this did not distract from this magnificent building. St Patrick’s is a community church and there was a service taking place the day we visited.  It welcomes over […]

Salem Massachusetts

One of the places we all wanted to visit on our trip to Boston, was the historic town of Salem.  Famed for the Salem Witch Trials, we wanted to see for ourselves whether this New England town is living in the past.  We decided to travel to Salem via the Salem Ferry, but you can […]

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 […]

A New York Breakfast

Most mornings I’m happy with my usual breakfast of granola, museli or a cereal bar, but there are some mornings when I need something more.  On Friday, last, I woke up and could really have eaten a lovely breakfast, however there wasn’t enough time to go somewhere before I had to head to the office.  […]

Boston Massachusetts

Is it worth re-visiting a City? I last visited Boston as part of a tour to New England in the Fall.  Boston was one of the stops in which we spent a day exploring the City.  I loved it and was excited to make a return journey for four and a half days, last summer, […]

Magnolia Bakery

On our walk through Greenwich Village we eventually found the original Magnolia Bakery and what a cute little place it is.  SBA had wanted to visit this particular location as it is the site of the very first Magnolia Bakery. I thought it would be more modern than is was, but actually I think it is quite […]

Greenwich Village

Feeling extremely full we left Katz’s Deli and made our way into Greenwich Village.  Again another area of New York that I had wanted to visit.  We were also on the look out for the famous Magnolia Bakery.  SBA had wanted to visit he first location which is in Greenwich Village.  Again my trusty pop-up […]