Weekends away are nice. Weekends away in the country are nicer. Weekends away in the country less than an hour from home are the best. So, that's what we did one weekend. We fancied getting away, but without having to deal with that horrible Sunday morning motorway traffic. Luckily for us we managed to get… Continue reading Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire
Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Winkworth Arboretum is the only Arboretum in the National Trust's portfolio, and has been maintained by them for the past 60 years. Created in the early 20th century by Dr. Wilfrid Fox, it is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and shrubs, many of those rare. Located in the Surrey… Continue reading National Trust – Winkworth Arboretum
A long time ago, by chance, I moved to live in the town of Reading, Berkshire. I was a 22 year old graduate living with my parents in a tiny North Wales village, working in a local pub and looking for a career direction. I had applied for a job in Manchester, the position had been… Continue reading A town called Reading
October. What a great time of the year. Summer has been and gone. The nights are drawing in. The weather is getting cooler. But most importantly it's almost Halloween, which means that theme parks and attractions across the land are opening their doors in the evenings to scare people witless at their scare events. There… Continue reading It’s Fright Time!!
The AcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a structure that turns heads and certainly divides opinion. Standing as the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m, the Orbit was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. The twisted red metal structure stands next to the Olympic… Continue reading Ride The Slide
It always rains in Wales, or at least that's what you are told. This is not factually correct, but if you are heading up to the Conwy Valley on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park you will be sure to want to spend a lot of your time outdoors to take in the stunning… Continue reading Ride a perfect wave in the Welsh mountains
Overview The National Trust is a conservation organisation which works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in the UK. The trust owns 350 heritage properties including historic houses, gardens and monuments which can be visited for a fee, as well as many sites of natural beauty which are open to the public free… Continue reading National Trust – Basildon Park