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…

Visiting Royal Ascot

Visiting Royal Ascot is always exciting, a wonderful day out during the iconic British Summer ‘Season’. Britain’s most popular and fashionable horseracing event, Royal Ascot, is being held in the pretty Berkshire town of Ascot this week. Visiting Royal Ascot is always a fun day out, a great opportunity to dress up, people watch and enjoy some Read More…

Castles and Palaces in England – Just a Few of My Favourites

It would be very hard for me to name all my favourite castles and palaces in England. I am spoiled for choice here with so much history literally on my doorstep. It’s something I try never to take for granted. The little girl in me would never believe that she would have seen the State Read More…

Wonderful Restaurants at The Oracle Reading

Have you ever been on a Safari Supper? You have your starter or appetizers in one restaurant, your main course at another and dessert at a third. Recently I was invited along with some other local bloggers to attend a Safari Supper at some of the restaurants at The Oracle Reading. We met for drinks Read More…