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… ‘a Norman cathedral in miniature’
Simon Jenkins, England’s Thousand Best Churches
The fine Norman church is all that remains of the original 12th century Hospital. Building began in 1135 at the east end with the north porch added nearly 200 years later. The walls are over one metre thick and built from stone brought from as far [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2016

The breakfast was every bit as good as we remembered from our first visit. The breakfast room was rather full due to the wedding guests from the day before. Thankfully the kids had worn themselves out and were quiet during breakfast.

We set off to Portsmouth to visit the Mary Rose Museum. The journey went smoothly [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 26th 2016

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 14th 2016

Hidcote Manor Garden is one of those gardens which can only be found in England! Created by keen horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston, on a Cotswold property bought for him by his mother, it is a series of garden rooms with pavilions, clipped hedges, paved paths, topiary and green “doorways” framing one beautiful sight after another.

Divided [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2015

20 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2015

He commanded the 10th Hussars from 1937 to 1940, and was Colonel of the Regiment from 1949 to 1952. After the Second World War he was head of the United Kingdom Liaison Mission to Japan, and Prime Minister’s personal representative. Between 1951 and 1968 he was Governor of Western Australia and then [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2015

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