The London Mithraeum

There are secrets beneath the streets of London. The Mithraeum is one of London’s newer attractions and is free.

Open Gardens- Probably Britain’s Best Kept Secret

I walk past 15th and 16th century houses in my village every day with their thatched roofs, cob walls, and character windows. One house always has the most wonderful perfumed roses with fragrance drifting over the wall of the back garden. I have always been curious as to what else is in that garden and…

Touring the Tower in Salisbury Cathedral

Climbing Englands tallest cathedral spire is a great way to see the city from a new perspective. But the higher you go the more there is to discover about the building’s past.

Bath in Winter

I love Bath in winter. The shops always look so enticing and the golden glow of the stone buildings seems to warm the coldest air. Wintertime is the perfect occasion to visit this beautiful English city and simply explore the historic streets, discover something new, and look for Christmas gifts. Bath Christmas Market is a…

Walking the Causeway at St Michael’s Mount

Snaking across the sands at Marazion the causeway to St Michael’s Mount only reveals itself at low tide. As a child I was captivated by the castle in the sea in Mounts Bay. Overlooking the town of Marazion and dominating Mount’s Bay St Michael’s Mount looks like a fairytale castle in the sea. I used…

Anyone for Tennis?

I love to watch tennis each summer and apply for the Wimbledon ballot in hope. This year I didn’t get tickets but found an alternative place to enjoy one of my favourite sports. Visiting the Hurlingham Club gave me an insight into another tennis classic and my fix of watching tennis live. I booked a…

Encounters with Otters

The first time I saw an otter in the wild was on a walk. I couldn’t believe seeing this beautiful creature on a path and was mesmerised by its appearance. So, when I saw a sign to the Otters and Butterflies in Buckfastleigh, Devon, I couldn’t resist a visit. Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies is…

The Bluebells at Duncliffe Woods

A forest transformed into a blue idyll. That is the joy of bluebell season- a short but strikingly beautiful time of year. One of my personal joys each year is to walk in a bluebell wood. Traditional ancient woodlands in the UK are carpeted with bluebells each spring and are a truly spectacular sight. Duncliffe…