Hotel Danieli – The Place to Stay in Venice

The Hotel Danieli is the place to stay in Venice, a gorgeous, iconic location from which to explore this most beautiful of cities. I first stayed at the Hotel Danieli some months ago when my husband took my sister-in-law, her husband and I on an amazing trip to Venice. The trip was in celebration of our Read More…

Exploring Venice By Gondola

Looking for an easy, fun way to see the sights in Venice? As well as doing plenty of walking, I definitely recommend that you explore Venice by gondola! Why Explore Venice By Gondola? Seeing Venice by gondola is one of the best ways to explore this amazing city. Without actually taking to the water, it’s Read More…

Burghley House – an Elizabethan Castle Like No Other

My eyes struggled to adjust to the dim light as I walked into the cool of Burghley House, a beautiful home in the countryside at Stamford in Lincolnshire, on a summer evening. Corks popped and a glass of champagne was pressed into my hand. I followed the rest of the guests as we walked from Read More…

Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Highclere Castle – The Real Downton Abbey

The history of the real Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle near Newbury – is every bit as exciting as the much-loved television series. Not only that, but the real life characters who lived here at Highclere Castle were every bit as interesting. The best thing is, you can actually come and see the real Downton Abbey Read More…