Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

When we visited Cornwall last Spring we were tantalizing close to the village of Tintagel. We had so much to cram in that week with friends, that we never got closer than seeing the road signs.  This year, I was determined to rectify that matter.  We arrived in Cornwall early… Continue reading »

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

We took Daddy P to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire railway last Sunday for his Fathers Day treat.  It’s well worth a visit if you are ever near in the Cheltenham area, and I’m sure I’ll be writing about it soon.  The weather behaved itself and we decided to make a slight detour… Continue reading »

A tale of two castles in Kent – Deal Castle

A tale of two castles in Kent - Deal Castle

Last week I shared some memories from our trip to Walmer Castle in Kent with you, and this week I continue with a tale of two castles in Kent – Deal Castle.  The castle is a stones throw north of Walmer Castle on the Kent coast, and a visit to both castles… Continue reading »

A tale of two castles in Kent – Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle Gardens

I’ve loved castles since I was a child.  History has always been a love of mine and I’m always eager to explore historic sites.  For me, the facts and figures of the past really come alive when you can see the evidence for yourself.  I want Monkey to have a… Continue reading »

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

It’s total madness that I’ve not written this post up before now.  I’m looking out into the garden on a sunny, yes, sunny, January day and it reminded me of a sunny Spring day out we had last year with friends.  I’ve been fascinated by the Tudor period for as… Continue reading »

Baking by colour with English Heritage

Baking by colour with English Heritage

We all love eating apples here, we have an apple tree but sadly this year’s fruit just didn’t grow at all, so not sure what went wrong.  I love baking, although I’m nowhere near GBBO standard, but it’s still something I enjoy.  I’ve been baking by colour with English Heritage as… Continue reading »