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British Hall Chairs: Putting Visitors in Their Place

If you turned up at the entrance to a grand home in Britain without an invitation, you’d likely be told to go around to the servants’ entrance. 439 more words

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Topiaries and the Hound of Hades at Hever Castle

Apparently the art of topiary began under the Romans. Did Julius Caesar ever order up a topiary pig? This one lives on the grounds at Hever Castle, in Edenbridge. 578 more words

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The Ha-Ha at Chirk Castle

I’ll be the first to admit that it rains in England. So when visiting castles and stately homes, I often scurry through the gardens and take refuge inside. 539 more words

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Messing Around With Maps

I’m a big fan of maps.  I like how they convey details and information but also I just like maps themselves.  Over the last 5 years or so I have posted qutie a few popular posts on maps and so I thought it was high-time I did a few more. 1,019 more words


Ireland: two fun-packed days in Dublin

Our weekend in Dublin was the most spontaneous trip we’ve ever booked. We had nothing booked and nothing planned, save the music gig that prompted the trip. 1,439 more words