Nice Little Place – Brook Farm in pictures

So here I am housesitting, down at Brook Farm. I am lucky in the fact that I get to enjoy the garden, the house and the company of the animals with minimal work. For me there is no getting up early and making breakfast for a group of guests and there is no staying up late…

Shopping with friends

I love the feeling of going into a shop and not knowing what I will find, you know the kind I mean the Aladdin’s cave where you find item after item of wonderful things. I am lucky enough to have two very good friends who run such one of these shops. The Black Bough has…

The Banqueting Tower

At Heritage Open Day weekend, I was lucky enough to be the first person to visit the spectacular Elizabethan banqueting tower that stands rather majestically on the hill above the SevernValley just outside of Eyton upon Severn. The banqueting tower was a common feature in the Elizabethan landscapes and there are few remaining standing nowadays….

Feeding of the Felines

After a busy week with work and then a visit to London, the perfect antidote to the rush, hustle and bustle was a few days house sitting down at Brook Farm. Sarah had asked if I was able to house sit and the fates were kind as I had accrued several days’ worth of time…

Opening Credits

We went to London at the weekend, it was the second visit as part of G’s birthday and also our second visit to The British Film Institute. They had been running a retrospective of all of Alfred Hitchcock’s films including the silent films he made in England at the start of his career. We were…

The Temple

Sunday was the Heritage Open Day weekend, where it gave people a oppurtunity to look around buildings, sites and areas that have wonderful history to them, and that are not always open to the public. I of course jumped at the chance of visiting a couple of Shropshire’s wonderful follies that are now run as holiday…