Giverny sits in a little quiet area in Normandy about an hours’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Paris. As areas go, it is relatively unremarkable. A quiet little village lane, a few houses on either side. It is actually hard to believe that it was home to one of the world’s most renowned […]
Our visit to Conishead Priory was more of a chance visit. While holidaying in the Lake District, near Cumbria, we knew of a Buddhist temple in the area and wanted to see this. Little did we know it was a lot more than just a temple.
The Lake District has long been associated with Beatrix Potter and much of the area’s charm and distinct country-cottage feel has been immortalised in her many well-beloved animal stories for children.
When at the age of 47, Beatrix Potter married William Heelis, a solicitor, she married in to a family that had long been established in Hawkshead, although different to how it is portrayed in the film, Miss Potter, Beatrix did not actually know William Heelis from childhood.
Steep inclines and Hair-pin Turns through Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass The Lake District is renowned for it walking trails and adventurous activities but for the more sedate among us, a drive through some of the most spectacular views in England are in store. Inspired by David Williams’ article Shifting Gears and Rolling Scenes in […]
The Tower Bridge is of the most popular tourist attractions in London 1. The iconic bridge was built between 1886 and 1894. It look 8 years, 30000 tons of stone, 11000 tons of steel and 432 construction workers to build the bridge. 2. The idea for a new bridge started in 1876 with over 50 […]