England, New Zealand, Travel

Robin Hoods Bay

We travelled the world to view something new, something old, and to ignite our sense of adventure.  Post-travel, I realised that there are far more similarities between New Zealand and the rest of the world than there are differences. Two such places that have similarities are the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand and North Yorkshire,… Continue reading Robin Hoods Bay

England, Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

The fog is lifting,  flowers are blooming,  birds are twittering, the sun is shining,  windows are opening, with people wondering.  Has Springtime finally arrived?    BLUEBELLS The beauty of a field or clumps of flowers. Is a feast for sore eyes when for years we had the opportunity to wander around the countryside of the… Continue reading A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

England, Garden Walks, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

On the border of the Cotswold region lies Malmesbury. The mellow hilltop town of Malmesbury is peppered with ancient buildings constructed out of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It's the oldest borough in England, having been awarded that status in AD 880, and boasts one of the county's finest market crosses – a 15th-century crownlike structure built… Continue reading The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

England, Garden Walks, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

Summer is well and truly upon us, and with summer comes colour. We have indeed been blessed with glorious weather to enjoy what England does best. For me, this means the prolific gardens. My favourites are those that do not require an entry fee as many stunning views can be seen and enjoyed on my… Continue reading The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

England, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury

On our arrival in Glastonbury,  the first glimpse we had was not the mysticism and eccentricity it was all the hanging baskets bursting with blooming flowers.  They were a surprise and more than we had seen in other English towns. What a colourful and cheerful display. There were more surprises to come as we wandered… Continue reading The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury