Window Wednesday — Brownsea Island

Despite being members of the National Trust for about twenty years we had no idea they owned Brownsea Island, just off Poole in Dorset.   We also didn’t know that you could get the ferry over to visit for the day. Or an hour Which is all the time we could spend there recently.  Because we

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Window Wednesday — Bladon Church

When I started my Window Wednesday posts it was because I have always loved how windows can frame a shot.  You can look through the window and see it perfectly  frame the vista beyond.  Or an arrangement of objects just in front of them, flooded by the window’s natural light.  It is rare then that

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Window Wednesday — Venice

This is a first for me, featuring a photo on Window Wednesday that not only I didn’t take, but that I also wasn’t even nearby when it was being taken. The above pic was taken by my youngest, Ellie in Venice earlier this week.     Her first trip abroad without one of us, or a

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Window Wednesday — Hughenden Manor

With the gorgeous weather this weekend we decided to make the most of it (and our National Trust membership) and head to a property we haven’t been to before: Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire.   Not only is the house steeped in political history due to it being the home of former British Prime Minister, Benjamin

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Window Wednesday — Highcliffe Castle

The first clue we had were the ladies “of a certain age” occupying ever bench in the grounds.  It wouldn’t have surprised me if they had a picnic and a Thermos hidden in their bags too because they certainly looked like this was a regular occurrence for them.  Certainly in the summer, anyway.   4pm

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Window Wednesday — London

Samuel Johnson famously said that “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life” and he wasn’t wrong.   Though the other way round is not necessarily the same thing at all. This week on Window Wednesday it is the window that made me think about how wonderful windows are, and really

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Window Wednesday – Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

For Window Wednesday this week I am featuring this little gem:  Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour.    An old fashioned gin parlour that feels like an 18th century front room, right in the heart of London, tucked away between Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations, with a bar serving gin and afternoon tea. I had

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Window Wednesday — Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel is one of those unexpected gems that you wouldn’t know existed unless you had done your homework.  You can’t even really see it from the road, other than a sign on the pavement, and a car park across the road featuring the National Trust logo.   Mr B and his parents had

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