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One small step…

There are very few times when I feel proud to be human but watching 8 Days: To the Moon and Back on BBC has managed it! The bravery, ingenuity, passion and teamwork were incredible to watch. I was struck by the similarities to Hollywood’s Apollo 13 and how well the movie captured the spirit of […]

Love where you live: Odiham Castle and the Mill House

On my #Project365 post this week you may have seen 2 pics from the same venue: so good I went twice! On Tuesday I had a long overdue catch up with a friend. She suggested trying the Mill House at North Warnborough and I was seriously impressed at their menus. They have clear allergen information […]

Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister, by Melanie Clegg

It has been a while since I read a history non fiction book. My degree is in History and I love the Tudor period so was thrilled to discover a new insight into the life of Margaret Tudor. She is the sister to Henry VIII who became the Queen of Scotland and whose great grandson […]

Exploring Gloucester Cathedral: blogger meet up!

I love blogging events and jumped at the chance to go along to Gloucester Cathedral at the weekend to meet up with fellow bloggers, spend time with my family and enjoy the fantastic sights and history of the venue. I have family in Gloucester but haven’t been to the cathedral before! As we arrived, I […]

#Blogtober18 day 25: years gone by for #MuseumsAtNight

I love museums and history and I love the idea of having events at night to show a different side to the artefacts or create an atmosphere in keeping with the subject matter. Last month I visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to see their Spellbound collection and I am pleased to tell you that […]