We stopped off in Beverley for a walk round, I managed to have a quick look inside the grand Minster, in between toddler meltdowns. I’m not religious in any sense but I love cathedrals, churches and minsters because of the architecture and history. Beverley’s minister is a must visit. We walked around the town, having … More Shots of Beverley and Hull
We explored a few towns while in the Cotswolds, all had the same kind of brickwork and architecture. Stow on the Wold was busy and I didn’t expect it to be overly crowded by traffic, but it did have a lot of pretty buildings and great architecture.
This photo was taken at Carlton cemetery on one of the many sunny days we’ve had in April. When our choices are limited when outside, then you have to take advantage of any place that is still open, and cemeteries can be a great place for a peaceful walk away from people.
Just before the lockdown we managed to have one last day out. As it was sunny we headed to Derbyshire and to Kedleston Hall. At this point the grounds were still open so we thought a nice walk would be a good idea.Although it was a lovely looking sunny day there was an unforgiving wind … More A last adventure…for now
To find our Christmas getaway for 2019 I did the usual research of what places had Christmas markets and if they were any good. I had visited the city of Chester before when I travelled England way back in 2006. To be honest on this visit I didn’t really recognise much… Chester has a historic … More Chester – history and inaccessibility
St Paul’s Church is only a 10 minute walk from my house and I used to work opposite it for many years and yet it is only recently that I really began to notice it! I have had a ganders around the outside of it and it is quite a grand church that has somehow … More An undiscovered church
Ciutadella was the capital of Menorca as far back as the time of the Romans, even after the “disaster” of 1558 when the Turks decimated the city and sold every inhabitant into slavery. It wasn’t until the 18th century when the British moved the capital to Mahon on the opposite coast of the island. The … More The old capital of Menorca
I like Boston Stump for several reasons, it is a great piece of architecture and has a special identity by being called a stump instead of church or cathedral. I also like how I can walk through Boston city centre with the stump nowhere to be seen and then suddenly everything opens up and the … More Boston Stump
We recently went for afternoon tea at Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham and next to the lovely old hall were the ruins of a church. From the outside the church didn’t look like ruins, as the outer walls had held out rather well, but there was no longer a roof and the church was basically … More Ruins of St Johns Church
This historical site is a hidden treasure to me, as it may be English Heritage, therefore being acknowledged and looked after, but it is on the other side of the main road to the town of Cirencester and to get to it by car we had to drive down a few residential streets before we … More Hidden Treasures II – Cirencester amphitheatre