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Visit Downton Abbey Locations
England: Kent + Surrey LITERATURE + FILM

Downton Abbey Film Locations

Highclere Castle is the primary film location for ITV’s popular Downton Abbey television series – Highclere Castle is open to the public select days each year – – Although I won’t have a chance to visit Highclere Castle, I recently had tea at Byfleet Manor…

June 1, 2014
Autumn Arrives In Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey NATURE + GARDENS

Autumn Arrives In Surrey

With autumn comes the familiar rain, darkness, and chill –  Fog in the fields – – Warming soups Fires in the fireplace Chunky sweaters Bulky blankets Apples dropping Pumpkins to be picked Blackberry brambles picked over – – A rain shower of acorns started by…

October 25, 2013
Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court
England: Kent + Surrey HISTORY

Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court

Hampton Court is best known as the grand palace of King Henry VIII (the one with six wives) and is situated just outside London – It is also famous for its 411 chimneys, many of which I saw up close on a recent rooftop tour…

September 18, 2013
Last Days of Summer in Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey NATURE + GARDENS

Last Weeks Of An English Summer

 The great weather continues to hold in England as summer dons her most beautiful dress – Views of fields and majestic oak trees… – – charming homes… – – the nearby river… – – & gardens in full bloom…  – – Getting into the…

September 1, 2013
The Lambing Season at Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead

The Lambing Season

One of the dearest things to do in Spring is visit a farm during the lambing season And if your timing is right, you may see one being born Thanks to ultrasound, the farm sorts the pregnant ewes into different pens according to how…

April 10, 2013

Summer Olympics: I Just Can’t Get Enough

You would think after seeing three days of Olympic cycling the thrill would be gone But each time is just as exciting! * Waiting for the Olympic cyclists in Surrey * As cycling is very popular in Surrey, many have ridden their bikes to…

August 1, 2012