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

Santa Baby

Festive songs courtesy of Youtube. Copyright retained by video producers.   Help Santa Baby to find the perfect gift for the City Adventurer in your life   The number one book for the City Adventurer. Give the book where Indiana Jones meets Miss Marple meets Einstein. What Are We Going To Do Next is the perfect book for … More Santa Baby

The Most Popular Theme Parks in the World

Providing great fun for the whole family, theme parks can be found attracting large numbers of visitors all over the world. When Disneyland first opened its gates, at 2:30pm on Sunday 17 July, 1955, it was unlike anything the public had seen before. Walt Disney’s welcome speech was “To all who come to this happy place: welcome. … More The Most Popular Theme Parks in the World