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
I'm guessing that Barcelona is on most people's lists of city-breaks in Europe? It has everything going for it. It's cultural. It's cosmopolitan. It has beaches. It has wonderful history and architecture. It has great food. It has all of these things in abundance. Oh and being in Spain, it has sunshine. I knew there… Continue reading Barcelona Highlights
Bruges' architecture is stunning, no doubt about it. You could spend all day wandering around taking it all in, and you still wouldn't tire of it. Check out my earlier post here for a little stroll around the city taking in the sights. We visited Bruges for two days. 48 hours to take in as… Continue reading Belgian Beer and Belforts
You may not be familiar with Welford Park, a privately owned country house and estate in Berkshire, situated on the outskirts of Newbury, but if you are one of the millions of people who tune into the Great British Bake Off every year, then you will certainly recognise the house and grounds, as this it where… Continue reading Spring, sprung.
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’
If you are jumping straight in this 'Part Two' post - to recap, Part One covered some of the reasons why I fell in love with San Francisco. We also took a virtual tour on the Big Bus San Francisco, sharing some photos of the destinations along the way. Check it out here. The bus… Continue reading My San Francisco – Part Two
"I left my heart in San Francisco." Tony Bennett It's a bit of a cliche, I know, but I think I did leave my heart in San Francisco. This is a city I fell in love with and returned to more than once, each time having a different experience, exploring more of the city but… Continue reading My San Francisco – Part One