Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is a National Trust property just outside Bath. It is a wondrous place and has lots to interest ALL members of the family.  You enter the site at the top of a hill and either get the courtesy bus or walk down the long road way towards the house. The view is spectacular as you can amble down the […]

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Take-away toilets! 

We recently visited a National Trust property and before setting off from the car park I thought I would make myself comfortable by spending a penny. They were situated in a porta cabin but they announced that they were The Royal Flush!  Now, I don’t know about you but I don’t like using these facilities really. They are often smelly with […]

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Botanical plants

A while ago I shared a post with you about a trip to Bristol Botanical Gardens and promised I would let you see some of the wonderful plants that are housed there. The greenhouses take you to hot climes with humidity that takes your breath away when you enter them but the sights inside are well worth the clammy feeling. […]

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Bristol Botanical Gardens

During the Easter holiday week-end, we visited Bristol University’s Botanical Garden. I had no idea there was one and was delighted with what I found. The many exotic plants had been joined by a varied selection of sculptures. Some of their creators were there to show how it is done. This included a small forge where iron was being shaped […]

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An afternoon at Montecute house

This afternoon was supposed to be spent reviewing a new menu from a Beefeater restaurant but it was chaos so we took shelter in Montecute House which is near Yeovil. We have visited several times before but it never fails to bring some peace to the visitor. It’s imposing frontage tells you that important happenings occurred here. Completed in 1601 […]

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An Afternoon in London

* there is one major spelling mistake but I’m leaving it because it has made folks smile! A Wednesday adventure with a difference last week! I had to go to London for a meeting which was in the East of the city. Usually when we visit, we go to Paddington / Charing Cross so being in the area of Kings […]

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