The present incarnation of Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil (First Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I) in 1611. Cecil had generously given his own home, Theobalds, to the King and was rewarded with the royal palace of Hatfield in Hertfordshire, which the King disliked, in exchange. Three wings of […]
The Brompton Cemetery in Earls Court is one of my favourite places in London: overgrown, peaceful and full of curiosities. Famous occupants include Fanny Brawne, Sir Samuel Baker, Henry Cole and William Howard Russell (among many, many others). The centre of the cemetery features a domed chapel, colonnades and catacombs designed by Benjamin Baud. Beatrix […]
The Château de Chenonceau sits astride the River Cher in the Loire region of France. This glorious chateau was designed by Philibert de l’Orme (1514-1570) during the height of the French Renaissance. Here are some shots to celebrate Sweet Shot Tuesday.
The English seaside has a charm of its own which never fails to have a restorative affect on my soul. A few snaps from our holiday last week: This week I’m linking up to Project 52, the theme of which is ‘Summer Treats’. Visit Kent Weakley’s blog to join in.
The dog days have begun a little early this year.. It’s Sweet Shot Tuesday. To see the beautiful collection of photos linked up this week or to link up yourself, have a look at Kent Weakley’s blog.
Sorry for the radio silence here on my blog, I’ve been back from holiday for a few weeks but I’m only just returning to real life. Hubby and I had an incredible time in the Greek Islands and keep looking back over our photos to relive the trip. I adore Greece and go there as […]
It’s finally May and we Brits are getting feverishly excited. Why? It’s only a month to go until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! (Anti-Royalists may wish to look away now.) Her Majesty has been touring the UK with the Duke of Edinburgh since the beginning of the year and people have flocked to see her. Despite […]
This week’s Project 52 theme is Green. I wanted to get more adventurous with this week’s photos but lets face it, it would be useless trying to ignore the fact that the colour green is everywhere in the UK, especially at the moment. The weather has been dire for the last few weeks, with constant rains, […]
Last time I checked in I was moaning about my work space. I have now cleared it and managed to do myself a mischief carrying home some book shelves for it. The result: I’m going to take the cork board outside and spray the edges another colour at some point, but other than that I’m […]
This week I am joining in with Project 52 for the first time – yey! The theme is ‘sacrifice’. I had no idea what I was going to photograph until I read this BBC News article about bluebells. Apparently the native (UK) bluebell is battling for survival against an aggressive hybrid species. For those who aren’t […]