Treasure Seeking at Snowshill Manor and Garden

In the summer we visited The National Trust’s Snowshill Manor and Garden in Gloucestershire. This is the former home of eclectic collector, architect Charles Wade. He bought the property in 1919 and filled it with hundreds of objects. Explore the house and discover a vast collection, from model boats and Samurais to an attic filled … More Treasure Seeking at Snowshill Manor and Garden

500th Anniversary of The Field of the Cloth of Gold 

In June 1520, Henry VIII and King Francis I of France met a site in Balinghem near Calais at the ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’. It was an attempt to strengthen the bond between the two countries following the Anglo-French treaty of 1514. The Field of the Cloth of Gold got its name from the spectacular fabric, cloth of gold, which is woven with strands … More 500th Anniversary of The Field of the Cloth of Gold 

Kew Gardens Visit

The Temperate House Following a major five-year renovation process, the Temperate House at Kew Gardens re-opened in 2018 to showcase the splendour of the world’s temperate zones. The Temperate House is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse. This Grade I listed building is twice the size of the Palm House. It is home to 1,500 species of plants from … More Kew Gardens Visit

Three historic figures at one historic house

Your chance to see the Gilbert White House for free:- Heritage Open Day is 19th September 2019 Tickets available for Heritage Open Days  Three historic figures at one historic house Gilbert White House Gilbert White’s House Gilbert White was a “parson-naturalist”, a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist. He is best known for his world-famous book Natural History and … More Three historic figures at one historic house

The Musical Museum

A train ride to Kew Bridge, followed by a short walk and we arrived at The Musical Museum. I was surprised to find it located in a modern building as I thought it was housed in a church hall. It turns out the museum used to be housed in the former St George’s Church. Frank Holland, who founded the museum, … More The Musical Museum

Wands at the ready!

Originally posted on Explore, Discover, Experience:
A magical afternoon tea in Central London. Running through the rain in Soho one summers afternoon we arrived at Cutter & Squidge, London’s only 100% all natural bakery. They make everything from scratch and use British ingredients and British producers. While the ground floor holds the bakery and tea room,…