Memories: The Way it Was in 2013

Sadly my relaxing Christmas holiday ended yesterday.  Looking ahead to the next year I wanted to take the time to reminisce on the past.  I had planned to blog over the holiday period while I was in Kent but in the end I just couldn’t make myself spend time online when life offline was beckoning….

Discover Chiswick House and Gardens

With the amount of palaces, castles, and stately homes in the UK I’m sure I will never run out of new ones to visit.  Chiswick House, located in the suburbs of West London, came on my radar because of my Art Fund card.  All members are given a guide highlighting venues for art and culture…

Exploring Cornwall: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a botanical garden located close to St. Austell, Cornwall.  The grounds have belonged to the Tremayne family for 400 years and it is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Heligan house which off to the side of the gardens but still located on the grounds had tenants for…

O Canada – Breaking stereotypes

So I was at a party last weekend.  A friend of my boyfriend’s turned 29 and invited people over for drinks and a bbq.  Music was going and eventually the birthday boy started asking people for requests.  I went up to him and asked what he had by Canadian artists…..mistake. He proudly said ‘oh wait, I have one Canadian song’.  I…