02 My trip begins to take shape

A Strange Route to Scotland

Grahame has just phoned from the Isle of Mull; a quick call to say that it is raining heavily and a gale is expected so he won’t be sailing any … Continue Reading →


041 The French windows were added early in the 19th cent

Hellens Manor, Herefordshire

Hellens Manor House in the village of Much Marcle, Herefordshire sounds rather like something from an Agatha Christie novel but is actually the companion property to Southside House on Wimbledon … Continue Reading →


35 Millennium beacon with town sign

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich (Kent)

We don’t usually get many sunny days here in England in early June and so, as I was visiting my mother in Kent, we decided to take advantage of the … Continue Reading →