Window Wednesday — Tarn

Window Wednesday used to be a pretty regular thing around these parts.  And then it drifted off which always made me a bit sad if I am honest.  So with a new vision and determination to write regularly I am bringing it back as often as I can.  If you don’t know, I love windows.  And doors.   I love photographing doors, and I love how a window frames the shot

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Window Wednesday — The Wiltshire Window

It has been a while since I posted a Window Wednesday because, well because of all sorts.   But bought Betty the Bus recently we managed to sneak off for the weekend to a campsite not too far away but to a town we hadn’t visited before:  Devizes.   Just an hour and half a way it was a relatively easy drive, even in the pitch black in a beast of a

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Window Wednesday — Hillier Gardens

Feels like ages since I have done a Window Wednesday.  The weather hasn’t really been conducive to photographing buildings and that small matter of Christmas has also begun to get in the way.   Today though was different.  And although the trip was brief it was great to get out with a camera and to meet up with Annie for breakfast. Hillier Gardens is only down the road, in a part

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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 didn’t know you could get the ferry there until 3.58pm, as we walked past the

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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 the window itself is the feature of my Window Wednesday. Bladon Church, the subject of

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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 teacher, just her and a mate flying off to Italy for eight nights, staying in

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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 Diserali from 1848 to 1881, but during the second world war the property was the

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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 on a Saturday afternoon in August in the pretty garden behind Highcliffe Castle and all

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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 ignited my love of windows in general.  How they perfectly frame a shot.  How they

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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 been meaning to meet up with a friend when I was next in London and

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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 visited a few years ago but I had been working so in search of something

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Window Wednesday — The Vyne’s Roof

Okay so it not so much an actual window I am featuring on Window Wednesday this week but the metaphorical window that let’s you view the £5.4 million roof restoration project at The Vyne.   We have been to the Vyne before since it is one of our closest National Trust houses and has not only a gorgeous house to venture into, but also stunning grounds and gardens.  Mr B and

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