Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), Herefordshire

I’m just back from visiting my daughter who lives in Worcestershire. We like to explore her local area where you’ll find lots of National Trust properties and this time she suggested we went to the Brockhampton Estate, about a half hour’s drive into adjoining Herefordshire. Brockhampton is a 1,700-acre farmed estate and within it lies […]

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Capricciosa Pizza and a Hen-do

Last weekend I went on an expedition to deepest, darkest Herefordshire. I say this as a Londoner. Entering Herefordshire is always something of an expedition and fraught with the possibility of getting lost. I was on the way to my daughter Nicola’s Hen-do. Fourteen of us were to be housed in a huge 8-bedroom house […]

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A Visit to Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

I went up to Birmingham to visit my daughter, Nicola, over the weekend. We’re both members of the National Trust and so yesterday decided we’d visit a Trust house and gardens near to where she lives. The weather was a bit mixed. It had definitely been rather autumnal in Birmingham on Saturday but Sunday was […]

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Mother’s Day 2013 in Birmingham

Well there’s me, wrapped up against the cold but still enjoying my Mother’s Day trip to Baddesley Clinton near Birmingham with my daughter yesterday. Mothering Sunday had actually begun for me on Saturday evening when I went out with my son. Sunday morning saw winter making a return with icy winds, grey skies and promise of […]

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