Upstairs

Lyme Park, in all of its rugged beauty, captured my attention from the moment I set eyes on it.  Course grassland and rocky crags hide interesting architecture from a time gone by, giving way to a house designed to impress and impose. Home to its 600 year old red deer herd, the park rises up from the […]

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The Bow Valley Parkway

We stopped at Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake on the Bow Valley Parkway, en route from Calgary to Canyon Hot Springs

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Heifers

I’ve been spending many, many hours sitting inside at the weekends, looking at the sunshine and fields full of tractors and cows, revising agricultural rent reviews and other such matters.  But there comes a time when my brain can only take so much of compulsory purchase compensation, and then the inevitable happens. As quick as […]

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A trip to the beach

The weather, having been rainy and windy for so long, finally broke.  And so we went to the beach. If there are two places I’m drawn to, it’s hills and beaches.  Today was no different and so we set off to Hoylake.  It’s not a beach I’ve visited before, but it is vast. Of course […]

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Los Gigantes

At the start of February we decided we needed to escape the endless cycle of rain, sleet and snow and head to sunnier climes.  We wanted to visit the Canary Islands, having never been and hearing good things about the winter weather, and finally decided on a trip through Thomson to Tenerife.  The chance to […]

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