Beatrix Potter, Cumbria, days out, families, gardens, heritage, history, Lake District, Literature, National Trust, travel, Writers

Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

I had never really thought about the connection between writers and gardens, until I attended a workshop at the Chelsea Physic Gardens last May, hosted by writer and journalist Jackie Bennett.  Suddenly a whole world of beautiful gardens and landscapes took on a whole new meaning as we saw how they had influenced the lives… Continue reading Beatrix Potter – Lake District – Writer, Illustrator and countrywoman

Agatha Christie, days out, Devon, families, gardens, Greenway, heritage, history, lifestyle, Literature, museum, National Trust, travel, Writers, writing

Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

As a child I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, I had my regular cartoons and Worzel Gummidge which I loved.  My mum was not a big TV watcher, but what we always, without fail, sat down to enjoy was a good Agatha Christie.  Be it Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, we were hooked.  I… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

Art, Artists, beach, Coast, Cornwall, Gallery, lifestyle, Scilly Isles, travel

Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

Tucked away on Silver Street in Hugh Town on St Marys, is the Silver Street Gallery showcasing the work of Steve Sherris.  This is his working studio and he has a stunning array of prints and original paintings featuring so many beautiful parts of The Scilly Isles; its nature, landscapes, seascapes boats and island life.… Continue reading Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

Artists, beach, Bed and Breakfast, Coast, Cornwall, days out, families, heritage, holiday, Holiday Cottage, Hotel, lifestyle, Scilly Isles, travel

The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

The Scilly Isles have been on my bucket list for a very long time – originally I thought I could do a daytrip from Penzance, but after reading about the islands there seemed just so much to do, that a few hours, I thought, was never going to satisfy my thirst for exploration of England’s… Continue reading The Isles of Scilly – St Marys