The Vatican Rome

A Short Visit to The City of Rome

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting the City of Rome as part of a tour of Italy. What an amazing place it is. Although I was only there for a day it has inspired me to go again as soon as possible. Rome is full of history as well as of course, for … Continue reading A Short Visit to The City of Rome

Stourhead Gardens Wiltshire Palladian Bridge National Trust

Stourhead House and Gardens

One of the most beautiful gardens in the world must be Stourhead Gardens in the English county of Wiltshire. Stourhead is an estate of 1027 hectares (2650 acres). It comprises a Palladian style house, the beautiful gardens, the village of Stourton including an Inn, The Spread Eagle plus woods and farmland. The estate was purchased … Continue reading Stourhead House and Gardens

Eric Young Orchid Foundation Jersey Channel Islands

Eric Young Orchid Foundation

The Eric Young Orchid Foundation is a unique place to visit on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. It is as the name implies, dedicated to orchid growing and they are Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists. There is an amazing display of orchids to see and you are welcome to take photographs, some … Continue reading Eric Young Orchid Foundation

Isola Bella Italy - Panorama Photo

Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island

Isola Bella (lit. Beautiful Island) sits in the wonderful waters of Lago (Lake) Maggiorre, North Italy. It is 400 metres from the shoreline of the lovely town of Stresa. Isola Bella is a very small island just some 320 metres long by 400 metres wide but don't let the size fool you. It is an … Continue reading Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island

Jersey Lavender Farm – a worthwhile visit

If you are visiting Jersey the largest of the Channel Islands a visit to the Jersey Lavender Farm will be worthwhile. On a recent visit to Jersey, I spent several hours there looking around the farm and watching a demonstration of the distilling process. Our demonstration was performed by the business owner Alastair Christie, in a very … Continue reading Jersey Lavender Farm – a worthwhile visit

Meerkat at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands

Jersey Zoo founded by Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) founded and opened to the public Jersey Zoo in 1959. He was a man who from childhood had a love for all creatures great and small. He did not get on well at school and eventually became home schooled that allowed him to flourish and develop his love for animals when the family … Continue reading Jersey Zoo founded by Gerald Durrell

Jersey Channel Islands

Facts about Jersey – Channel Islands

One of my favourite places to visit is Jersey the largest of the Channel Islands. Jersey is a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom and lies in the bay of St Malo with the French coastline being just 19 miles away and some 85 miles from the English coast. It is a small island being … Continue reading Facts about Jersey – Channel Islands