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Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park

Savill Gardens in Spring - Beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons

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Savill Garden – Windsor Great Park

I first discovered Savill Gardens about 3 years ago when William was a baby and I was looking for nice places to take him for a walk and picnic.  I had been going to Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water since I was at University in the 90's, but having always loved my routine walk I… Continue reading Savill Garden – Windsor Great Park

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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

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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

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Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest

I've been to the Beaulieu Motor Museum a number of times over the years and it never fails to keep us busy for a whole day.  There's something for everyone throughout the year - whether you love cars, movies, history, stately homes or beautiful gardens then the whole family should be able to find something… Continue reading Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest

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Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

I recently discovered Dorset – not that I didn’t know it was there before, but more the fact that I never visit there as my obsession for many years has been Cornwall.  My grandparents used to go on holiday in Dorset every year and we have a wonderful collection of family holiday snaps taken in… Continue reading Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

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Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire

I have four big passions in life...literature...history...music and theatre.  Since I was a child I have been an avid reader of anything and everything and this love of books is something I've been working hard to introduce to my son.  The first time I was introduced to Jane Austen was when I visited her house… Continue reading Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire

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Penshurst Place, Kent

Anyone who knows me will know that my ideal day out will consist of 1 of 4 things: a beautiful building, a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside or a beautiful garden. Penhurst Place ticks two of those things...except it's not beautiful...it's stunning, glorious, magical - there's not enough words to describe it. Another place that has… Continue reading Penshurst Place, Kent

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Harold Hillier Gardens

I have always admired the Hillier Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show  - they've won Gold medal for 72 years running, so they must be doing something right! Going to their gardens near Romsey in Hampshire has been on the list for sometime.  So despite the drizzle and wind William and I went there last… Continue reading Harold Hillier Gardens