To England, Darling

Cornwall’s Coast and Hidden Coves on Christmas Eve

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I was thinking about what would make me feel better whilst nursing a slight  (HUGE) hangover, as I’m sure a few of you are doing too, this being the first day of the New Year! And I decided that taking you on a trip to where I spent Christmas this year with my family would do the trick. Get ready for some stunning coast line, picturesque villages and the best holiday hideaway in England (at least, we think so)!

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Walking in Yorkshire Woods on a Frosty Winter’s Day

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There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)

FREE LEARNING : The Very Best Places To Learn About Wildlife, Animal Care, Ecology And Conservation In England & Beyond

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Juust to give you a taster of what’s coming up, I’ve found training courses with seal pups in Cornwall, leading horse treks in Madagascar, and whale-watching in Yorkshire. It’s kind of amazing what you can do on a budget. #budgetlearners Enjoy! And let me know which training course you choose!

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A Very English Weekend In North Yorkshire

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One weekend in February after a tough week at work, I went up to York for a visit.  (more…)

Time Travel : The Man who Captured Victorian England… With a Paintbrush

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Stapleton Park near Pontefract, painted in 1877

If a picture says a thousand words this one could tell a novel. (more…)

Sweet, Sweet Victory for Wentworth Woodhouse

(c) Country LifeThis English country is twice the size of Buckingham Palace and it remains the largest private house in England. To this day no one knows exactly how many rooms it has. (more…)