Hotels, Outdoors, Photography, UK

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

If you are looking for that picture perfect scenic lakeside break, where is the first place you think of? How about Lake Garda in Italy? That looks lovely doesn't it. Or, what about Lake Louise in Western Canada? Perfection. Well, I have been in search of that idyllic lakeside location for a little while now.… Continue reading Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Days Out, Photography, Travel, UK

National Trust – Powis Castle & Garden

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust's portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince's descendants sold the castle to… Continue reading National Trust – Powis Castle & Garden

Outdoors, Photography, Travel

Surrounded by Giants

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir  When you think about California, what springs to mind? Sunshine. Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Pacific Coast Highway, deserts and Yosemite National Park are a few places that I'm sure that some of you think of. They are all superb and wonderful… Continue reading Surrounded by Giants

Photography, UK

More than just a journey…

Something a little bit different here. Many of us travel all the time. Day in, day out along the same monotonous roads on our way to work. We do it so often that we are usually on autopilot, focusing on the road ahead rather than what is around us. That's obviously good for road safety,… Continue reading More than just a journey…

Cities, Photography, Travel

Walking, ‘In Bruges’

Towards the back end of last year we were discussing holidays for 2018. Where would we go? What would we do? We have a couple of bucket list holidays in the planning stages for 2019 (which are not going to come cheap), so we thought we should be a little bit more creative this year.… Continue reading Walking, ‘In Bruges’

Days Out, Photography, UK

National Trust – Bodnant Garden

It's been a little while since I took you on a tour of a National Trust property, so I am back to show you another one. This one is quite special. This one represents home. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small village in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. The view from… Continue reading National Trust – Bodnant Garden