Remembrance Weekend is the time when we commemorate those who served and died during modern wars and conflicts. It’s an important way of honouring the men and women who fought for our freedom, democracy and liberty. This year, I’m focusing on the stories of seven of my family […]
“On a dark night, the ghosts emerge to fright”. That’s what people say about Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, dubbed England’s “most haunted”. The notorious reputation of the castle has grown over the years with sightings of ghosts, unexplained apparitions and paranormal activity. Earlier this year, I embarked on […]
My fascination with vintage started when my family bought a beautiful 1937 vintage Morris car for trips to the seaside. The car is a Morris 8 Tourer in striking cherry red with a hood which peels back for ‘open top’ drives. At first, the trips just involved short […]
Sailing on a Tall Ship on the high seas is right up there with the greatest travel adventures in the world. When I was offered the chance to join a historic ship, I leapt at the opportunity. My journey would be on the Williams II, an impressive vessel […]
Discover 10 reasons why Beamish open air museum is one of the best tourist day trips in Britain.
Photo London 2022 is a full-on visual assault on the senses which will thrill, entertain and make you think about the world we live in. This annual photography fair is an unmissable event in my cultural calendar. The fair brings together some of the very best photographers in […]
Whatever the time of year, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum provides a different experience with changing colours, blooms and flowers. Throughout the seasons, it’s an unmissable attraction for gardeners and horticulture lovers. Howick is a special because there’s always discover something new to discover in its vast grounds. […]
Enjoy a beach walk and discover hidden history lost in the sands of time in Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Staithes is a perfect ‘picture postcard’ village with its higgledy-piggledy streets and alleyways which plunge dramatically down a steep bank to its harbour and the wind-battered Yorkshire coast. The village has changed little since the 1800s when it was home to a fleet of fishing boats known as […]
Rye is famous for being one of England’s prettiest old towns with its half-timbered buildings, cobbled streets and medieval alleyways. But its literary links are perhaps less well known. Henry James, the famous Anglo-American author, lived here and wrote five of his best known novels in the town […]