On a lovely crisp autumnal day I decided to visit somewhere I had never yet ventured to before.
Richmond, London, has a long a history of favour with kings, but when Henry VII decided to build a palace at the hunting grounds at Richmond and move his court there for the summer months the beginnings of Kew, the beautiful place we now can visit and admire today, was born.
ALICANTE’S ACCESSIBLE BEACH SERVICE FOR THE DISABLED (keep in mind for next summer)
Some 22,000 runners are taking part in the 2016 Cardiff University Half Marathon but as I thread my way through the crowd to my starting pen, I feel lonely and a bit daunted.
Do you find beaches boring? Hands up!
You’ve retired. You made it. Now you have a new life. Congratulations. What are you going to do now?
If you find yourself near the port city of Alicante on Spain’s south eastern Costa Blanca and at a quandary as to what to do …read on.
I belong to a fabulous local choir, The Helen Vereker Singers.
Letter From Spain, Fame Comes To My Street, Tour-De-France Champion Cyclist Chris Froome OBE Is Visiting!
Worldwide fame is on its way to the bottom of my street in Moraira! Yes my street!
Yesterday I could see the billowing black smoke and flames running down the mountains to the east of my town Moraira on the Costa Blanca, Spain.
I took a short break from my home on the Costa Blanca, Spain, to spend three days in the Rioja region of northern Spain and happened across the strangest cathedral — one inside which a hen and a rooster are housed in a gothic 15th century henhouse. Not only that, there is a macabre tale connected to these birds.
A Trip To The Ceremony in Thiepval for the 100 yr Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Somme on the 1st July 2016
As Geoff's Grandfather fought in the Somme in northern France, we thought it fitting to apply for tickets to the Ceremony in Thiepval for the 100 yr Anniversary on the 1st July this year.
I have three very precious grandchildren and I want to share with you our celebration because the youngest one has just reached the grand age of one!
I'm running to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK because pancreatic cancer survival rates are still too low.
I am delighted to be promoting this event for one of our super contributors.
One of the joys of being a writer is the process of researching our chosen time, place or occupation - whatever is needed to give our characters the depth to make their lives believable.
We carried our kitchen sink from England to Spain, and that was some adventure as some of you might remember!
Photo copyright Dan Holle
I loved reading everyone's comments via FB on the RAH show, and especially the photos. Here are my thoughts:
Residential Craft And Interest Workshops At Glorious Pen-y-Bont Guest House, Near Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Hi my name is Rosemary. I came to Pembrokeshire almost thirty years ago with the idea of organising craft and interest holidays, but somehow I got sidetracked and ended up organising adult education classes for Pembrokeshire County Council.
In the first part of these two articles about the Fallas in Valencia, I described the days leading up to this massive event and the main fiesta itself.
LAS FALLAS [Part 1] - Hide Your Blushes, It’s Pronounced ‘fy-yas’ A Fantastic Spanish Fiesta Held In Valencia Spain
SO WHAT IS THIS FALLAS THING?
Owning our own Spanish property has opened up a new, wonderful life for us that we had no idea existed. It is nothing at all like being on holiday; it is a hundred times more rewarding.
In 1488 Ursula Sontheil was born to her unwed, fifteen year old mother, Agatha. Despite being brought before the authorities of the time, she refused to name the father.
As a professional jazz musician, I often get a hollow laugh from fellow musos when I say I’m going off to do a Saga jazz holiday. There’s an illusion among some of my colleagues in this trade: Despite being themselves “of a certain age” and well-prone to riotous living, they mistakenly believe that Saga customers must be of a distinctly staid disposition. Wrong!
Beningbrough Hall is just one of many places I have visited in North Yorkshire that has fed my imagination for the plots of my novellas.
At last we take the plunge Right now, I left you in Spain in the town of Nerja five years ago. Not a fast mover me …you’ve probably gathered.
The first article in this series (Have you ever thought you’d like to live part of the year in Spain) left you in the 1980's with Phil Collins; hope you had a good time. ☺