Category Archives: Houses & Gardens

Autumnal Hanbury Hall

A quick visit to Hanbury Hall the other week mainly to see our local arts network exhibition, but the autumn colours were just gorgeous so we had to take a wander around….  

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Rediscovering Droitwich

After 31 years living in this small Worcestershire town, I was amazed the other evening at some of the things I’ve walked past on many an occasion and not known about or noticed. The local history society advertised a talk & … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Luminaire

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The house was candlelit and the garden illuminated… very atmospheric. well worth the dash up & down the M1.  

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Lacock Miscellany 2 – Seriously Sepia.

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Lacock Miscellany

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I decided on a night away at Lacock, Wiltshire, for the OH’s birthday recently. Apart from the idiosyncratic Abbey and quaintly period village, the Fox Talbot museum offered photographic interest, so it seemed like a good choice of venue. Topped that … Continue reading

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The Never-ending Battle

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I have to say, the garden wildlife is taking the whatsits round here. The local critters really need to remember whose garden this is. Earlier in the year I simply gave up on the troughs of cut-and-come-again salad after the … Continue reading

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Autumnal

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Just a little celebration of autumnal colour. We may not rival New England in the fall, but there are some wonderful splashes of colour to be seen…

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Every home should have one…

I don’t know what worries me more; the choice of new ‘lodger’ that daughter and partner have installed in their hallway, the fact that we (sadly) could actually quite fancy one ourselves, or the fact that I didn’t  even notice it … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

  What a pleasure to meander through a local garden last week through the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) and enjoy the fruits of other people’s labour! Over 350 different types of plant and a few unusual additions make this a very … Continue reading

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Hints of Spring

A delightful meander on Friday at Chastleton House, a largely original Jacobean house and gardens in deepest Oxfordshire, provided the compulsory seasonal snowdrop hunt. This was highly successful, and there were other delights; miniature iris glowing blue in the borders, … Continue reading

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