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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Visit The Best Farm Shop in Cheshire: The Hollies

The Hollies… the Hollies…the Hollies! I’d heard of this famed place from the lips of several friends over the years, but not living that close to it although in the same county, I’d never been. Then this year I ended up driving past the original Hollies at Little Budworth twice when I went to explore…

Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall, County Durham

One of my first go-to plans for celebrating a birthday is afternoon tea! So when it comes to a joint celebration of my own and my mother-in-law’s (just a couple of weeks apart) it calls for something special. At some point around our birthdays I usually end up in Hartlepool (where my husband’s family lives…

A Stroll Through St James’s Park, London

Of all the parks in central London, I think St James’s is my favourite. Often on one of my walking routes round the city, I find myself walking through St James’s Park, (probably every other time I visit London.) In fact I don’t think I’ve ever walked up the Mall due to the park enticing me…

Those Little Specks of Red in the Maltese Landscape

Walking round anywhere in Malta and you’ll see constant reminders of the fact the country was once ruled by the British for a considerable period of history. When you come to plug in your phone charger or hair dryer, and realise you don’t need that European travel adaptor… you know – that one you rather annoyingly forgot so…