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Banishing Boris (home from America)

Since getting back from America a couple of weeks ago I’ve been extremely busy. Lily and Rosie had their first holiday with us in Worcestershire, the building work in Thanet … Continue Reading →


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Taking to the Skies

It hardly seems as if I’ve touched down before I’m packing up my essentials and setting off to the airport for another trip. Sometimes the opportunities come up inconveniently close … Continue Reading →


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Worcs & Warks

Spring in Worcestershire and Warwickshire has been has been a busy time while I criss-crossed the country to supervise building work at my house in Kent and have dental treatment … Continue Reading →


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Oxford encounters

My favourite thing about Oxford is the Pitt Rivers Museum, the wonderfully evocative collection of cultural artefacts from around the world that is situated behind the Natural History Museum. My … Continue Reading →


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Crossing the Tamar

It’s official! Grahame and I are now properly designated Old Fogies because we have finally joined the National Trust. Actually, the cost of visiting English stately homes has now risen … Continue Reading →


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Travel updates

Since the last update I’ve been criss-crossing the country like a crazy woman, trying to keep up with all the family and house buying commitments, not to mention following my … Continue Reading →


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Travel tribulations

Not for the first time, some of this year’s travel plans have been sabotaged by World Governments. It really is inconvenient the way politics can interfere with a desire to … Continue Reading →


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Dry shod to Chippenham

We have been taking advantage of the weather to take Grahame’s Mum out on a few country drives in the prettier parts of Wiltshire (actually, I’m not sure there are … Continue Reading →


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The King in the Car Park

Perhaps better described as “the burial place of our most married English Queen”: Sudeley Castle not only has the distinction of having been owned by Richard III not once but … Continue Reading →


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Madresfield Court, the inspiration for Brideshead Revisited

Today we visited Madresfield Court. This was by appointment of course because, never having been bought or sold during the whole of its nine hundred year history, this Worcestershire manor … Continue Reading →