In an English country garden …

Clearly I’m biased but I do think that these wonderful isles of ours take some beating during the summer months when gardens are in full bloom and (if we’re very lucky) the sun is shining. It’s hard to describe a typical summer … but it’s been reported that it allegedly consists of two fine days […]

Home and garden: the story and style of Catesby’s

  I wandered into Catesby’s very recently on a weekend trip to Wells-Next-the-Sea on the Norfolk coast, and I was immediately in love with the place! Every item on sale I could picture in my own ideal abode; it was very clear that an awful lot of effort, care and love had gone into selecting […]

Photography: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

It seems appropriate on this wonderful Diamond Jubilee weekend to post a photo of one of my favourite British buildings .. the wonderful Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. We had the pleasure of visiting the stunning setting for Brideshead Revisited (both TV and film versions) a couple of years ago, and as you can see, […]