I study and document historic buildings and their landscapes for a living – and part of that process involves telling the stories of the people that lived and worked in those spaces. These are important personal narratives, and help inform us about how everyday people used their buildings and shaped their surroundings.
The following is a guest post. A hot June day in the Secret Gardens of Winchelsea. Ideally, a day for a crisp cotton dress and a big hat, roses, scones and a cup of tea beneath a shady tree.
The following is a guest post. Over the Hill is a series of articles based on interviews with people over fifty enjoying life and getting the most out of living in Britain.
The following is a guest post. We all know Britain is an island nation, but you might not realise that England alone has over 6000 miles of coastline, and you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea; therefore, there’s certainly no shortage of seaside destinations!
I loved Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Secret Garden when I was growing up – and I still haven’t lost the dream of one day having my own walled garden.
The following is a guest post. Eight hundred and sixty-two square miles of history in the middle of rolling dales, moors and some of the most stunning countryside in Britain, the Medieval City of Durham has the City of Newcastle to the North and Darlington to the South, so Durham is not far from the […]
The following is a guest post. When many consider Britain, one of the images they conjure up is a perfect, vibrant garden. And they conjure up along with it thoughts of romance, late sunsets, afternoon teas, bumble bees and energetic brightly colored butterflies flitting around.
The following is a guest post. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is not only an exceptional architectural and historical treasure, it is also a fun and engaging travel destination.
The following is a guest post. Over the Hill is a series of articles based on interviews with people over fifty enjoying life and getting the most out of living in Britain. I wanted to kick the series off with a couple I met only last summer: Stephen and Jennifer McGuigan of Maryport, Cumbria.