A stay at Knights Village — Warwick Castle

  It’s not everyday you get to say you are going away for the weekend, to stay at a Castle.   But last weekend we got to do just that.   Last year Warwick Castle opened their Knights Village.  A glorious collection of wooden lodges, set right on the banks of the River Avon, within

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Window Wednesday — Warwick Castle

  Savages.   Despite our favourite family saying being (in the most pompous voice we can muster) “We aren’t savages” we were.  Well our ancestors certainly were.  And despite all the history and majesty of Warwick Castle that is the one over-riding feeling I come away with.  Horrible Histories is not wrong.   A moat

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Five things to do in Sicily

  For a splendid vacation in the heart of the Mediterranean, whether you are an art lover, a historian, a food connoisseur, or a nature and sports enthusiast – Sicily is definitely the place to be. This is not only due to its long and rich history imbued with the spirit of over two millennia

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Where are you from?

Is a question that always makes me reply with a disclaimer first “well… I was born in London but I have lived all over the place”.   I think my current home is my 18th, and between London and here there have been stints in Surrey, various other parts of London, the midlands and the

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We are a family of Canvas converts

It’s a vivid memory for me, the first time I thought “this is how a holiday should be done”.  Though to be honest I had been on holiday this way since I was a child.  You know, the “Canvas Holidays Way” where you rock up at your campsite and move into a fully set up tent.

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Window Wednesday — Deal Castle

We have Catherine of Aragon to thank for Deal Castle.  Sort of.   When Henry VIII decided he wanted to annul the marriage it caused ructions with the Pope of the time, and also with Catherine’s nephew who just happened to  be Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.   Having  annoyed these two men Henry

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Goodwood Revival 2016

Goodwood motor circuit was born shortly after the RAF closed their Westhampnett base at the end of the Second World War and the landowner, Freddie March, decided to turn the perimeter road into a Motor Circuit.   For 18 years it became one of the most prestigious tracks in the world before closing its doors in

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