Our Honeymoon in Stresa

After our wedding Simon and I went to Stresa on Lake Maggiore for our Honeymoon.

Last day in Oxford

Oxford Castle Since 1954 the two oldest parts of the castle have been Grade I listed buildings: the 11th-century motte with its 13th-century well-chamber, and the 11th-century St George’s tower with its crypt chapel and the 18th-century D-wing and Debtors’ Tower. The site is protected as a Scheduled Monument. The prison was closed in 1996 […]


Green Abbot The inner rubble cores of the walls of the many of the major buildings of the abbey still stand. The only parts of the Abbey Church that still exist are fragments of the piers of the central tower, together with parts of transepts, especially the south transept. In a range to the south […]

Didcot and East Hagbourne

Didcot Parkway Didcot Parkway is a railway station serving the town of Didcot in Oxfordshire, England. The station was opened as Didcot on 12 June 1844, and renamed Didcot Parkway on 29 July 1985 to reflect its role as a park and ride railhead. Christmas dinner! East Hagbourne is a village and civil parish about […]

Just stunning!

Day trip to Eynsford

Well hidden within a secret pocket of Kent! Where better to celebrate the life and death of the patron saint of lovers? Even out in the wilds of the countryside there is no escape from Valentine’s Day, a time when according to ancient lore birds choose their mates and we exchange love tokens. It seems […]

Otford Palace

The Archbishop’s Palace is in Otford, a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. The village is located on the River Darent, flowing north down its valley from its source on the North Downs. The name is a contraction of Otterford, possibly derived from Offa, the King of Mercia who fought a […]

Christmas 2012