Estate Living

The perk of living on a Country Estate was the access to areas that most people didn’t have access to. I was able to walk what was known as the Back Drive, usually with only the company of Thomas and surrounded by ancient woodland, the Shropshire Hills and some wonderful things left from the old…

Holiday!

We went on holiday last week, not a grand tour or a jaunt to the South of France but a few days away in good old Blighty. Now the weather was a little hit or miss and we achieved as many wet days as we did dry, but when it was dry it was hot…

A Nice Little Place

The other weekend a chum of mine opened her garden for the NGS Scheme, I have told you about just how wonderful her garden is. But like they say a picture says a thousand words so instead of me blathering on here some of my pictures of the weekend. Nice place eh?

House Sitting – Not so much a chore for some

We went to house (and dog) sit recently down at Hopton House, it was the third time that we had been asked and every time that Karen and Rob ask us we always feel it an honour to be asked back, that and we are obviously doing what we do right whilst we are there!…

The Citadel

The other weekend I went to visit the gardens at The Citadel, a fortified house set in lovely surroundings of theNorth Shropshirered cliffs. It is in thevillageofRed Casteunder Weston which is one of those villages that has a wealth of historic architecture and an interesting history.   I have been toHawkstoneParkin the past with work…

Oteley

I am aware that there has been a lull in blog posts of late, but what with the warm weather and the sunny days I have been outside enjoying it all. I recently took advantage of the NGS open days that were being held in the county and yes it was an opportunity to explore…

Longner Hall – a chance to be nosey

I had never heard of the National Garden Scheme before helping at a Brook Farm’s open day last year. But after last year and seeing how popular a scheme it was I was determined to visit some of the private gardens that opened to the public through the scheme and let’s be honest it was…

A few of my favourite things

So joint membership of The National Trust in hand it was my turn to show Gareth two of the hidden gems that the National Trust had within theTelford postcode. So after the Pontesbury Potter had ended we drove over toWellingtonto Sunnycroft. I have visited the property on numerous occasions and could probably provide a tour…

Powys Castle – The other love in my life!

So I have put a ring on the finger of my boyfriend and wedding plans are currently in discussion but I have performed what I consider to be one of the ultimate acts of love that I can perform for a loved one. Yes I have taken out a joint National Trust membership! This for…