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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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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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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Window Wednesday — Cliveden

As windows or rather window frames go, this probably the strangest one I have seen since I started Window Wednesday.    Spotted on the walk down from the car park along the river at Cliveden I wooped when I saw it and knew I had this week’s blog post sorted!  There  are six picture frames

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Lavenders blue, dilly dilly, lavenders green #HDYGG

  Shimmer in the haze of summer lawns Then I heard the children singing They were running through the rainbows They were singing a song for you Well it seemed to be a song for you The one I wanted to write for you, for you Lavenders blue, dilly dilly, lavenders green   All I

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#HDYGG — The Farnborough Road

I had to double check with Annie that I could join How Does Your Garden Grow when I wasn’t actually talking about a garden.   How does your verge grow, doesn’t have the same ring does it?  Or How Does Your Central Reservation Grow.   Just no. Last week whilst driving to Tesco my mind

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Window Wednesday — Mottisfont

When I wrote about the gardens at Mottisfont last week I promised I would come back and share some pictures from the house.   It really is one of my favourite National Trust Houses I have visited recently.  Mainly because you can climb the attic staircase and see the maid’s room. I have always said

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