History · Travel

National Trust: Mottisfont House & Gardens.

Let’s begin with a story. Once upon a time , a long time ago, there was founded a priory. Said priory was the proud holder of the forefinger of John the Baptist – who knows where the rest of him ended up- and a destination for pilgrims. The Priory stood strong and prosperous until Black… Continue reading National Trust: Mottisfont House & Gardens.

Lifestyle · Travel

The Glasshouse Experience @ Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden

If you google the phrase ‘health benefits of getting outdoors’, you’ll get about 155,000,000 results, and the consensus seems to be that getting outside is good for you. I am an absolute convert to this way of thinking. I firmly believe that time spent outdoors has a direct positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing. But,… Continue reading The Glasshouse Experience @ Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden


Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.

Q) Where can you visit a mini Versailles, be enveloped in curvy, colourful art and round it all off with a romp through the Tropics, the Desert and the Canary Isles? A) The Herrenhausen Gardens. Yep, that’s ‘gardens’ plural, because visitors can expect to be delighted by not just one but three vast  green spaces, each… Continue reading Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.