Tag Archive: gardens

Osterley Park and House

During the nice weather in July I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon visiting Osterley Park and House, a National Trust property in West London.  The ornate house is surrounded by manicured gardens and extensive… Continue reading

Springtime at Kew

One of the upsides to living somewhere with a proper winter is the chance to see a proper spring. After the long, cold winter and its bare greys and browns, it is lovely… Continue reading

Bath (the extra bits)

As I mentioned previously, Bath is a lovely place especially for wandering. Here’s a few more pics of the sights at Easter. I saw these lions and a few similarly decorated pigs around town.… Continue reading

Climbing the Tor

My first trip to Glastonbury was many years ago now, part of a English road trip accompanying my grandfather. We wandered the town, visited the Abbey but I didn’t make it to the… Continue reading

Chateau Chenonceau

Leaving Tours the next stop was at one of the beautiful Chateaus of the Loire Valley. Chateau de Chenonceau is a beautiful Grand House, set among perfectly manicured gardens. It also boasts the… Continue reading

Fortresses and timber frames

Meandering south west from Mont Saint-Michel, St Malo’s fortress style surrounds beckoned. Rennes is known for its timber framed buildings. I spent a nice, sunny lunch time wandering around the central part of the city,… Continue reading

Monet’s garden at Giverny

The first stop after Paris on my whirlwind French adventure was Monet’s garden at Giverny. The house and garden at Giverny will be familiar to many who have seen Monet’s famous waterlily paintings.… Continue reading

Paris in the springtime

A few weeks ago I headed off for my first continental holiday in a very long time. Armed with backpack and other essentials I hopped on a train headed for France. It was a… Continue reading

Waiting on Spring

I know I have just over one month of official winter weather left here in the UK but I’m hoping for an end to hostilities and the threat of snow soon. There’s no guarantees though. The… Continue reading

Southbank images

Southbank, Brisbane that is.  I know the phrase Southbank conjures up idyllic pictures of Paris and the Seine, or maybe London and the Thames (yes the Thames can be scenic).  But no, I… Continue reading