September 17, 2019

Arley Hall………..Cheshire

After quite a while …. Our roving reporter has been out recently gorging himself on local gardens. Here, it was Arley Hall, half an hour away, […]
July 2, 2019

Evening stroll on the hill. The state of the toilet roll gave us the idea.!

After shredding a loo roll taken from our downstairs loo, she needed yet another walk. The evening colours change all year round. All on the doorstep […]
July 2, 2019

New dog………………Old tricks

Over the past while we have lost both of our ‘special’ dogs to illness and old age. Amie, our French born working Lab had been with […]
July 2, 2019

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens. Right on the doorstep.

Our gardening correspondent had a lovely visit to Cholmondeley Castle gardens.  Their new herbaceous border is coming along a real treat. Plus the café does some of the […]
July 2, 2019

Wollerton Old Hall. More heritage to explore.

Our roving correspondent is back from a visit to Wollerton Old Hall.  The gardens are looking magnificent with plenty of colour.  Yet another idea for a […]
July 2, 2019

Up on the ridge. Part of the Sandstone Trail.

Another perfect day near the paradise that is Brown Knowl.  A short walk up onto the hill gives these splendid views with our own sandstone bluff. Stay […]
April 9, 2019

Bodnant gardens in Springtime.

Worth visiting year round. Exceptional planting. Always something worth a ‘snap’!!!!!!! It’s Magnolia, Cherry blossom and Rhododendron time and where better to see them than at […]
April 9, 2019


Another fine ramble by our walks manager reconnoitring along the river Dee.  Something for everyone with a bridge, flowers, a riverside cabin and an old house […]
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