#HDYGG — How to grow a gin garden

Quite why I decided I wanted to plant a gin garden I don’t quite know.  Hell three years ago I didn’t even like gin. But then I discovered that it was tonic water I didn’t like and that I actually did like gin.  A lot.  Though in my defence I do drink it with waaaayyyyyy

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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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5 Perfect Family Camping Spots In Europe

  These days, family camping holidays are less about going back-to-basics and more about discovering Europe’s most wonderful hidden gems. It’s not until you set your sights at least a little off the beaten path that you realise quite how dramatically diverse and deeply beautiful our very own continent can be. So if you’ve been

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#HDYGG — Chawton House Library

  Yesterday I took you around Chawton House Library, former home of Jane Austen’s brother, and today for How Does Your Garden Grow (#HDYGG) I am sharing some pics from the garden.   One of the most fascinating gardens I have ever visited. Andrew, the garden manager, arrived less than a year ago but has

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Window Wednesday — Chawton House Library

Chawton village is, of course, dominated by its most famous resident Jane Austen.   Her house sits in the middle of this pretty village in Hampshire and is a draw for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.   The first time we went we had just decided on the spur of the moment to

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Back to school organising

This is it, if they haven’t gone back already, children all over the country are heading back to school this week.  New hair cuts, shiny shoes, pristine book bags.   And as they all head off us parents can let out a collective sigh of relief that we have done it.  We have checked everything

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School Reviewer — a review

  It seems odd to be reviewing a reviewing site but I think it is important share the info that School’s Reviewer is allowing parents to access. My day job (yes I really do have one) is to help hundreds of people move into rented properties each week.   This is our busiest time of

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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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