Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The last full day of our time in Wales back in July was spent as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Now I'm not going to lie, I have no facts or info to share on this place at all. Before going I checked out the website a little but that was all. It was… Continue reading Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Cascade & Cascade Temple Probably the most well-known feature in the garden, the Cascade was designed by Grillet, a French hydraulics engineer with experience of designing for Louis XIV, King of France and was completed in 1696. It was later torn up in 1702 with the aim of making it longer and steeper than its… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

After we enjoyed the Rock Garden, we started to flag a little and needed a bit of a break but the excitement of a maze had bearded boyfriend more than enthusiastic so we continued on. We got lost numerous times, and with flagging energy I was less than impressed but eventually we made it to… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Great Conservatory, Maze & other gems

Brecon Books & Boat Rides

During our visit to the Brecon Beacons, we decided to hire a boat at Brecon and whilst there I couldn't resist a visit to my favourite bookshop. A necessity when visiting Brecon, Brecon Books has the best selection you could possibly find. I personally always head for the history and poetry sections, although this time… Continue reading Brecon Books & Boat Rides

things I’ve found solace in | summer

With unpredictable weather this summer and the my faith in humanity being shook every few days it feels like, I have been on a never-ending quest for everything and anything that will *mentally* take me somewhere else, where I can unwind for a few moments. With that in mind, I wanted to share a few… Continue reading things I’ve found solace in | summer

The Monsal Trail, The Peak District

Our last full day away was the Platty Jubes Friday and we chose to spend it on the Monsal Trail. The Trail is set on what used to be a train line, more specifically the train line was in the path of what was hoped to be a Manchester to London line in the 19th… Continue reading The Monsal Trail, The Peak District

Summer Loving…

This summer has been a great one so far. I have been on some amazing trips and days out, and have so many posts ahead to share with you lovely lot but for today I wanted to share a few things that I have loved lately. -These shots of pups modelling Gucci's first pet range… Continue reading Summer Loving…

Why I switched to Digital Subscriptions

As any long-time reader knows, or even anyone who has seen my instagram knows, I love my magazines: specifically my Aussie mags Peppermint magazine and Frankie. Although I have heard people mention reading their favourite magazines online, I had never thought about doing this myself - at least not until fairly recently. About a month… Continue reading Why I switched to Digital Subscriptions

Speedwell Cavern, Castleton & Glossop

As I mentioned in my first post on Chatsworth House, we took advantage of the fact that we had a wedding up country the weekend before the Platty Jubes and decided to set off for a camping trip straight from the wedding. A great idea in theory -a bit harder in reality when you're trying… Continue reading Speedwell Cavern, Castleton & Glossop

Wes Anderson-Inspired Reads

Now I know it's odd to say, but the first half of the year I class as my 'Wes Anderson time'. It sounds odd but from January until around the end of May is a time when the weather in England is unpredictable (when isn't it) I like to dive into new but familiar territory.… Continue reading Wes Anderson-Inspired Reads