Introduction: Time of year: March 2017 Purpose of trip: We don’t need an excuse to visit the Cotswolds as we love the area, but this was one of a series of weekend visits to research a possible property purchase. Why we chose this place: Eynsham Hall describes itself as “one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses” and … More Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK
Introduction: Time of year: Early December, 2016 Purpose of trip: Nigel had two days of business meetings in London; Jane had a couple of free days and a chance to meet up with some friends….so we decided to book an overnight stay in one of our favourite corners of London–and tie it in with a … More Review: De Vere Venues, Devonport House, Greenwich, London, UK.
Cue Earth, Wind and Fire. Start digging out the knee-high, brown suede boots. Think about ordering logs for the wood burner, and sourcing those warming, home made soup recipes.Those are the kind of things I’ve always thought about at this time of year. But I only realised the other day that, for the first time … More Another kind of autumn…
Aberdovey in West Wales is one of Jane’s favourite places on the planet. I knew this before we got together, as she had written about it many times in her personal blog. I really admire her writing and it was pieces like Postcard to the Seaside that got me hooked. Read it and you get … More Tiptoeing along the see-saw
Introduction: This was a three day, seaside break in a part of Wales that I know very well, but which was new to Nigel. Time of year: Late June, 2016. Purpose of trip: To relax, walk along the long, sandy beach, hike in the hills above the town, and find some good places to eat. … More Review: The Lookout, Aberdovey, Wales
It was neither the high road, nor the low road but a winding one that cab driver Graham took us along to those famous bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond. And an hour or so’s stretch from the bustle of Glasgow Central Station, too. But it didn’t seem long before this Scottish city’s suburbs gave … More Loch Lomond: a Spring in our step