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Garden Life

Garden Life

Life, Travel
As you may already know, I volunteer for the National Garden Scheme. On Friday, a fellow volunteer and I set out to photograph four gardens in Radnorshire. Three out of ... Read more
Hopton Castle

Hopton Castle

Life, Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire sits Hopton Castle. Once a crumbling ruin, Hopton Castle has been lovingly and painstakingly conserved and researched by Hopton Castle Preservation Trust with help ... Read more
Tranquility Haven

Tranquility Haven

Life, Travel
In the corner of a quiet street in Whitton, near Knighton, sits Tranquility Haven. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming property, but through the gate lies something unexpected ... Read more
The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

Life, Travel
In between the hills of the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd sits Gatten Valley. With only a postcode for guidance, I followed the satnav, hoping it would take me to ... Read more
Snowdrops at the Village Church

Snowdrops at the Village Church

Life, Travel
At this time of year, I would normally go gallivanting around the Mid Wales and Shropshire countryside looking for snowdrops to photograph. Usually, I’ll find some in a small country churchyard ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine

Supporting Small Businesses: Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine

Food, Travel
Hidden down a side street in the Herefordshire village of Leintwardine, you’ll find Fiddlers Elbow, a family-run fish & chip shop. It’s not just any fish & chip shop, this ... Read more
Ivy Croft

Ivy Croft

Life, Travel
A garden is a great place to unwind and de-stress, so when in need of a day out this past Wednesday I took a look at the National Garden Scheme ... Read more
Pont Faen House, Knighton

Pont Faen House, Knighton

Life, Travel
On the edge of the Welsh border town of Knighton sits Pont Faen House and its beautiful ¾ acre garden. The owners, Brenda and John, open their garden for the ... Read more
Rock House, Llanbister

Rock House, Llanbister

Life, Travel
On the side of a hill in Radnorshire, 1000ft up, sits The Rock House just outside of the village of Llanbister. Its current keepers, Jude & Sue, have transformed the ... Read more
An Afternoon at Gregynog

An Afternoon at Gregynog

Life, Travel
What better place than the beautiful surroundings of Gregynog when meeting up with a friend. Nestled in the hills of Mid Wales, by the village of Tregynog, Gregynog Hall sits ... Read more
St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

Life, Travel
After lunch at Leintwardine yesterday, we found ourselves a few miles down the road at St Mary’s Church in the small village of Bedstone, Shropshire. I love the architecture and ... Read more
Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

Life, Travel
I might not be religious, but there’s nothing quite like visiting a cathedral. The architecture, the history, the atmosphere, there’s just something about it. So, on a recent trip, I ... Read more
The Georgian House Museum, Bristol

The Georgian House Museum, Bristol

Travel
During a recent weekend trip to Bristol, we found The Georgian House Museum on Great George Street, a quiet street in the centre of the city. With just a small ... Read more
Fraithwen

Fraithwen

Life, Travel
We’re coming to the end of the open gardens season now, but I thought I’d share with you a wonderful garden I visited earlier in the summer. Back in July, ... Read more
Bryncelyn

Bryncelyn

Life, Travel
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit the garden at Bryncelyn, in the hills above Llanfyllin, Powys. I was there to photograph the garden and do ... Read more