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
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
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
This would include a drive down an idyllic country lane to stay in a well kept 17th-century stone house, surrounded by a piece of England's most beautiful countryside. To wander down typical Yorkshire hill villages with its narrow cobblestone streets, old thatched roof houses and tea shops that will make you think you have stepped into a… Continue reading A Stay in THE LAKES DISTRICT anyone?
We left a small part of Sussex and friends, to drive through another county called Dorset to load up on the more visual wonderment of quaint homes, countryside and historical sites, not to mention the friendly locals. Then we find ourselves eventually back in Devon. Well, that wasn't planned. The reason. We stayed in a… Continue reading Time Out – on – The Jurassic Coast
After our second night staying at the Tankersley Manor, which by the way is a very convenient place to explore The Peak District, without the high price of staying inside that area. It was time to leave South Yorkshire and head further North. From south to north, has been a regular trip over the years… Continue reading Roadtrip – Surrey to Nth Yorkshire Pt 2
Another sunny day in Surrey. It was also the day we had finished another housesit our 31st through Trusted Housesitters. Best of all we had a few days free. To roam as we please. It was time to hit the road, to our first destination: Dorchester-On-Thames Heading out the gate we turned right in the direction… Continue reading Roadtrip – Surrey to Nth Yorkshire Pt 1