UK

NORTHUMBERLAND HOLIDAY SNAPS

A few more pics from my trip to Northumberland.  I know I’ve said before here and here, but Northumberland really is beautiful… Alnwick Castle is lovely (they filmed some of Harry Potter there), although I do find it a little bizarre to walk around the inside of the castle, as…

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A WALK ALONG THE BEACH AT BAMBURGH

As I’ve mentioned before in my post about Warkworth Castle, Northumberland is a beautiful place. During our trip we had one afternoon when the sun came out, not wanting to waste it, we headed straight for the beach at Bamburgh.  Bamburgh Castle makes a lovely backdrop for pictures and is…

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GLORIOUS EDINBURGH

Did you know you can Follow my blog with Bloglovin? I’ve been to Edinburgh a couple of times (both trips were to friend’s weddings) and I was really impressed. It is a beautiful city, steeped in history, with lots of interesting things to see and quite a few good bars…

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WARKWORTH CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND

I make fun of the North of England a lot.  I shouldn’t as it isn’t very nice of me, but I’m from the South of England and that is kind of what we do. It’s all in jest. In all seriousness though, there are some truly breathtaking areas ‘up north’…

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Chocolate Frog Harry Potter Experience

CHOCOLATE FROG FROM HARRY POTTER

I had a fantastic time at the Harry Potter Experience, the gift shop is rather impressive. It would have been easy to get carried away and buy lots and lots of Harry Potter paraphernalia,  however, I was very restrained and I just bought a few postcards for postcrossing, a huge Marauders Map…

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BADDESLEY CLINTON, WARWICKSHIRE

Boon and I are huge fans of the National Trust. During a trip to Warwick, we checked our handbook and went to explore Baddesley Clinton.  A manor house built around the 13th century – it is beautiful both inside and out.  Plus it has a moat. And I do so…

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VISITING THE HARRY POTTER EXPERIENCE

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter films, you definitely want to make a trip to the Harry Potter Experience at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden. The organisation of the whole event is impressive, especially when you see just how many people are wandering around the studios at…

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WOLLATON HALL AND DEER PARK, NOTTINGHAM

We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around the grounds of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park in Nottingham with friends. I hadn’t realised that they used Wollaton Hall in the latest Batman film – which is rather cool.  The grounds are huge and beautiful and there are lots of…

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STAYING AT HOTEL ZANZIBAR, HASTINGS

Our initial plan was to stay somewhere cheap and cheerful for a couple of nights for a little break by the sea. We decided on Hastings as a destination and while researching hotels came across the Hotel Zanzibar – it didn’t fall into the ‘Cheap and Cheerful’ category, but it…

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Sunset Southend Seafront

Watching The Sunset On Southend Seafront

I often get some rather strange looks for carrying my camera everywhere with me.  But it’s sods law – if I don’t have a camera, there will be something beautiful to take pictures of and I’ll miss it. Visiting my brother and sister-in-law, we decided to stroll along Southend Seafront…

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