• An Oxford Day Trip: How to Spend One Day in Oxford Itinerary

    Easy to visit as a day trip from London and well worth a visit in its own right, the City of Dreaming Spires (a.k.a. Oxford) deserves a place on any UK bucket list. And with highlights such as the oldest university in England, many a museum, and some stunning architecture, there’s no shortage of things… [Continue Reading]

    An Oxford Day Trip: How to Spend One Day in Oxford Itinerary
  • Spying Sphinx & Mermaid Carvings in Cheriton Bishop Church

    Grotesque figures abound in early ecclesiastical fixtures and fittings but sometimes something pops up that seems totally out of the ordinary and somewhat incongruous.  This is certainly the case at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Cheriton Bishop where the 16th-century pulpit has not one but two mythological carvings – a Greek Sphinx… [Continue Reading]

    Spying Sphinx & Mermaid Carvings in Cheriton Bishop Church
  • Guide to Visiting Hill House Nursery in Landscove – A traditional family-run Nursery with a Tearoom

    Whether you’re an avid horticulturalist or just love mooching round a beautiful garden and then enjoying a delicious lunch or leisurely cream tea, Hill House Nursery is definitely your go-to destination. The family-run independent nursery is a breath of fresh air, compared to the larger rather homogenised garden centres that have become the norm, and… [Continue Reading]

    Guide to Visiting Hill House Nursery in Landscove – A traditional family-run Nursery with a Tearoom
  • Where to Find the Best Snowdrops in Devon

    In the early spring, when there’s a frost on the ground, the trees are bare, and there’s still a chill in the air, one flower braves its way into blooming. Iconic and beautiful, these tiny droplets of flowers are the first sign of spring and can be scattered across the Devon region, notably in densely… [Continue Reading]

    Where to Find the Best Snowdrops in Devon
  • What’s On? Your Go-To Guide for London in April

    The sun is (mostly) shining, the crowds are fewer, and thanks to a late March hour change, the days feel longer. Other reasons to head to the UK capital during mid-Spring include lower hotel prices, everything actually being open, and a plethora of seasonal events. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in… [Continue Reading]

    What’s On? Your Go-To Guide for London in April