Picture the scene: cobbled streets, quirky buildings, 2000 years of history, a huge cathedral, a river, lots of pubs, restaurants, shops.... My husband and I chose York for a romantic four day mini-break because I have always wanted to go there (and he likes to keep me happy) - a decision we did not regret. … Continue reading 5 things to do in York, UK
I've always wanted to visit Hampton Court Palace. It was the home of Henry VIII and his six wives - surely one of the most interesting times in British royal history. I've read a lot about the Tudors so I was keen to go and walk through the rooms that they'd lived in. And, … Continue reading Hampton Court Palace
A long weekend in the Lincolnshire Wolds with dogs - great UK mini-break.
May was National Walking Month. Here are some facts about walking that might encourage more people to give it a go... A 30 minute walk a day and you'll have: 50% better chance of avoiding Alzheimer's or dementia. 40% decreased likelihood that you'll suffer from heart disease. 31% reduced risk of clogging your kidneys. 43% … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Take up Walking
So... this weekend I went to Bath and Chawton House, home of Jane Austen... Bath is full of character and history - something my home town lacks. I am not a city person, and no building, no matter how historic, beautiful, or colourful, can please me in the same way that a mountain, lake, or … Continue reading My Jane Austen pilgrimmage