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‘And if you say goodbye, then I know that I would cry…’

Wednesday 16th August has got me ‘all shook up’ 🙁 It is the 40th anniversary of the death of music legend Elvis Presley. I am an unashamed Elvis fan. I didn’t really know any of his music until A Little Less Conversation was released and I was interested enough to buy a CD of his […]

IoW2017: Newport Roman Villa

Well, we were tired after Carisbrooke Castle but weren’t ready to give up on the day yet! So we headed to the car and asked the sat nav what was nearby and it directed us to Newport Roman Villa. We drove down the road and straight past it! It is snuggled in the middle of […]

IoW2017: Carisbrooke Castle

The first stop after arriving on the Isle of Wight was Carisbrooke Castle. This castle appeals to the historian in me 🙂 It it where Charles I was imprisoned after his defeat in the English Civil War and his 14 year old daughter died here. The next major royal to get involved was Princess Beatrice […]

Trip to Farnham Castle Keep

We joined English Heritage recently and with Chris home this week we decided to go exploring! Farnham is very close to us geographically and I even used to work in Castle Street for a bit 12 years ago but have never visited the castle. The castle is actually free to all members of the public. […]