…………….an invitation to a masked ball at Lanhydrock could not be sneezed at. Festive decorations 2019 took on a theme of an 1893 Masked Ball. Visitors were handed their ‘invitation’ instead of the usual ticket and one could see whose fabulous company they were in ….from the Robartes who were hosting, local landowners and even a viscountess. […]
Over the last few years every time I have had a couple of spare hours on my own in London I promise myself that I will visit The Chelsea Physic Garden but life and other London activities have got in the way and I have only just got round to banking that promise. I am not […]
We were staying in Clermont Florida and needed a break from theme parks, research suggested Mount Dora would be a fantastic place to explore. I was not disappointed. About a forty five minute drive via toll roads and we found ourselves parking easily in the centre of town despite it being a Saturday. We spent a couple […]
My recent stroll through Belgravia, London threw up St Peter’s Church. I always feel especially smug when I come across something new in the capital. I get to visit maybe three times a year and always find something new to interest me and this time it was this pretty church or to be more precise the […]
Well I must have got to that certain age as I am now a fully paid up member of the National Trust and where better to make use of my membership than visiting a local stately home at Christmas. This year Hinton dressed the house to the theme of Aesop’s Fables. I haven’t read those stories for many years […]
I emerged from Victoria Station to find myself very close to Lower Grosvenor Gardens and some unique shell encrusted storage buildings. Not sure what they store? perhaps gardening equipment and summer seating? Being December there was still some autumn leaves swirling around my feet but at eye level some very tasteful Christmas door wreaths in […]
A recent visit to London reminded just how pretty London is at Christmas and I pledge to visit again next December. I especially liked the classy understated Christmas wreaths and decorations around the Chelsea and Belgravia areas. Here are a few of my favourite photos.