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Arty, Quirky and Old. Standen House in Sussex.

I have a National Trust membership and part of the membership requires me to travel to every possible National Trust Site so I feel like I have my money’s worth.  So far I think I am doing pretty well.  I am not sure how many places I have been to so far, but if I paid the full entry price at all of these places I …

Snowbound: The French Alps with a Camera

Two weeks before the end of the working year, an email dropped into my inbox from Snowcoach offering last minute deals to Saint Gervais in the mountains of the French Alps for some Christmas Skiing and a nice snowy vacation.  As with all good things in life, there is a downside to the offer, spending ten hours in a coach with the best skiers in the …

Blooming Marvelous: Wakehurst Place in Colours

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, there is a smaller relation of Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place. I have visited these gardens a few times before, but this time I decided to capture some of the amazing colours I usually see.  I have chosen what stood out to me, although there is a huge amount of plants of all shapes and sizes from around the world, …

Gardens, Lakes and a Mansion. A Recipe for a Nice Day Out

There was a very familiar feeling as I entered the Sheffield Park and Gardens main entrance, yes, the National Trust shop.  As with the majority of these site, the branded clothing, tempting treats and those nature books located on the back left wall.  This is all very comforting and nice but I do feel a bit of ‘Site Specific’ would not go a miss, considering …

Nymans. Colour, Smell and Tranquility

Exploring the Flowering Gardens of Nymans in Sussex. “Welcome to Nymans, would you like a map?“, I am asked at the main entrance. “I’m fine thank you, I’ve been here many times before” is my reply. I have visited Nymans several times before, and again I return to see the seasonal changes in the beautiful gardens.  I enter the estate through the traditional ‘National trust’ …
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