Setley Ridge Vineyard

Twenty something years ago my parents decided to up sticks and move to France.  They bought a vineyard and beat the French at their own game.  Within a couple of years they had rebuilt the pretty much derelict Chateau, won awards and turned around a failing business selling wine to the local co-operative into a

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Stratford upon Avon

Shakespeare died 400 years ago this year. He’d have been 445 if he was still alive, you know. Just THINK how many plays he’d have written by now – we’d have needed an infinite number of zoos, each with an infinite number of monkeys to type all that lot. However, to commemorate the fact that

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Win a fabulous hamper with DFS

Staying in is the new going out, right?  Well it is in this house.  I love nothing more than collapsing on the sofa on a Friday night knowing we have the whole weekend ahead of us.   There have been some great dramas on recently that we have either series linked, or binge watched on

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Window Wednesday — RSC

The more photographing I do the more I realise I like using windows to frame shots.   As I scroll through my memory cards and my phone I see more and more photos of windows.   Either looking out through them, the window itself or from the outside  looking at a wall with a row

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Tea for good

This past weekend in Stratford Upon Avon I toyed with the idea of documenting our time in the town in cups of tea.  We drank a lot of it.  I drink a lot of it generally and this weekend was no exception.  I get so much from my various daily cuppas that goes far beyond

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International Waffle Day is today

Today!  And coincides with Easter, I am not sure that has happened for a while so I thought I would experiment a bit.  You know me, I do like to try and make things a bit “what on earth is that” and out of the ordinary so I thought I would have a go at

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Holidaying in Jordan

Given how much we hear about Jordan on the news at the moment you might be forgiven for thinking it is not the best place for a holiday.   After all, I have just come back from a few days visiting a refugee camp there and all my photos show city scapes or endless miles

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