Bath Christmas Market stalls in front of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist

I love a good Christmas Market. My first visit of the year makes me feel like the festive season has truly kicked off, although I do have a general rule that it should not be until at least the first of December. I threw caution to the wind this year though and broke those …

A collection of pastel coloured buildings ta Portmeirion Village

Earlier this year we took a little road trip around some of the finer parts of North Wales. If you are a regular reader, you may be aware that I originate from that part of the world and am always looking for a reason to share some of the local delights with you. This …

Sheffield Park and Garden Ten Foot Pond refelections

Autumn Colours It’s that time of year when the British landscape turns a gorgeous shade of red, orange and brown as Autumn (or Fall if your from America) properly kicks in. I have to admit that I do adore a warm summer’s day but the colours of autumn create some beautiful scenery around us. …

Harbour Views Whitby

There’s nothing quite like being near the sea is there? The sound of the waves, the fresh air and the views out onto the seemingly endless horizon – it’s all wonderful. The great thing about living in the UK is that being a relatively small island, you are never really that far from the …

Do you remember that time we won an overnight stay in castle in Scotland? No, well you can remind yourself of that here. We’d flown in to Inverness airport, picked up a nippy Fiat 500L, which I had never heard of up until this point, and spent time exploring the Scottish Highlands. The first …

Earlier this year while scrolling through Instagram (yes, another one of those stories), I saw some beautiful photos from Provence, of some lavender fields in full bloom. Immediately it was another one of those ‘Yep, I need to go there’ moments. I toyed with the idea for a little while, I mean, you could …

There are many things that Wales is known for. The Snowdonia National Park, the Brecon Beacons, beautiful coastlines, castles, dragons and sheep to name but a few, but one thing I have discovered and had the chance to witness myself more recently are the impressive number of beautiful waterfalls scattered around the country. The …

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust’s portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince’s descendants sold the castle …

If you are looking for a day out in Surrey, you need something to do with the kids to keep them amused, or just fancy some fresh air and a stroll outside you could do a lot worse than calling in to Birdworld on the outskirts of Farnborough. I’d never heard of Birdworld until …

Welford Park You may not be familiar with the name Welford Park, a privately owned country house and estate in Berkshire. Situated about five miles outside of Newbury, the current house dates back to approximately 1650 and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland and woodland. The setting may be familiar if you are one of …