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Posts from the ‘England’ Category

14
Aug

Breathtaking Cornwall

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

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9
Nov

Europe’s Christmas Markets

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I know, I know, the pumpkins from Halloween have not yet rotted, nor the fake cobwebs been pulled off the walls and I’m talking about Christmas. But there’s only 45 days till Christmas, so it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit and there’s no better way than visiting a Christmas Market.

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24
Sep

Don’t Miss – In The Cotswolds

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Completed in 1798 the tower commands a strategic hilltop position with views stretching across the countryside. Having served many purposes over the years, the tower museums trace the colourful history of the tower through the years. Pop into the nuclear bunker and then head to the wonderful Morris & Brown Cafe for a bite to eat and a browse of the shop. Read more »

4
Sep

A Vintage Tour of The Cotswolds

 

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

It was like I had walked onto a movie set. Beautiful, honey-coloured stone buildings lined the narrow street that dipped down towards a slow-moving river. The sun had not yet warmed up and there was a nip to the morning air.The village slept as I sat on the bridge, legs dangling above the water. Read more »

22
Jul

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

The image of Eilean Donan Castle has long been used to portray the beauty of Scotland. Read more »

21
Jul

A Journey Through Mountains & Moors – Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

This was not a trip I’d planned to do alone. In fact, the route we were taking was one our friends did for their honeymoon. Albeit, their trip was taken over a leisurely fortnight and ours would be just 5 days. Read more »

14
Jul

The Lakes of Scotland

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

We stood on the shore of the lake watching yachts glide and speedboats zip through the water. The distant sound of a low-flying aircraft caught my attention, but I was entranced by the scene before me; a rising sun emerging shyly above the towering Ben Lomond.  Read more »

8
May

Miss Potter’s World – The Lake District, Cumbria Part II

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Spring slept in this year, allowing winter to rule the roost for way too long. Mid-April and the unseasonable cold and frost refused to budge. I watched the forecast daily, in the week running up to our visit to Cumbria, willing the sun to shine and the temperature to rise above 3 degrees. Read more »

8
May

Miss Potter’s World – The Lake District, Cumbria

Graywaite Estate

Graywaite Estate

It was a documentary I’d seen, some years ago, that made me want to visit the Lake District. I remember being captivated by images of sweeping views from a mountain top, across a landscape of lush green fields and forest, interspersed with a myriad of sparkling lakes. I watched wistfully as they passed through lakeside villages lined with stone cottages and quaint tea-shops, overshadowed by some towering, heather-clad mountain. Read more »

16
Oct

Halloween Getaways

Darkness is creeping into the evenings that bit earlier and the mornings are slow to rouse. Leaves are turning from green to yellow and red, their grip loosening from the branches. Shops are dressed with cobwebs and pumpkins, faces hidden behind scary masks. Read more »