Travel blog 3 - Beth Chatto gardens

By: sandiquiz, 2:42 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here

Part 2 - Constable country is here

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On the Wednesday afternoon of my trip to Constable country, I found my way to Beth
Chatto's garden. She is famous as the garden designer who came up with the 'gravel garden'.

Being a keen gardener I watch all the gardening programmes on TV and had ...

Updated: 2:44 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Travel-blog - Constable Country

By: sandiquiz, 12:41 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

Part 1 (for Karen and anyone else who hasn't had time to check) is here

Travel Blog Part 2 - Constable Country

On the border of Suffolk and Essex counties, in the East of England, the River Stour winds its way through the most beautiful landscape. The land is so flat in this part of the UK that the sky appears ‘huge’. The area is full of natural beauty, which has been the inspiration for many writers and ...

Updated: 12:45 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

Travel-blog - sea and sky :)

By: sandiquiz, 2:35 PM GMT on August 23, 2014

It is over three years since I last visited the coast of this small island. The first 30 plus years of my life I lived in Yorkshire, which has almost 50 miles of stunning coastline, from rugged high cliffs to stretches of flat, golden sand. A trip to the coast for sea air, refreshing breezes, and a fish and chip supper, was something we could do on a regular basis.

For the last 25 years I have lived in the centre of England...

Updated: 4:58 PM GMT on August 24, 2014

The interlude blog

By: sandiquiz, 3:39 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

As promised, I only left the 100 year Anniversary of WW1 blog on display for a few days,
And until I get around to writing the next blog....on "something completely different" is a return to the Coffee Blog:-)

Café au lait (French for 'coffee with milk') is a French coffee drink. The meaning of the term differs between Europe and the United States; in both cases it means some kind of coffee with hot milk added, in ...

Updated: 3:47 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

One hundred years ago....

By: sandiquiz, 9:12 AM GMT on August 04, 2014

Today, AUGUST the 4th, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

There is no one alive who actually served in the First World War so why should we remember?

Keith Simpson, military historian on why we should mark the centenary, by remembering.

"The First World War is within our living memory. For those of us of a certain age we can rem...

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