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The Great British Tour

Ok the title may be a little misleading since I’ve only seen three places, but that’s good enough in my book! Before I left York, my floor mates opened up their homes to me for a couple day stay if I wanted to (I know I know they are great mates!). 797 more words


A Short Analysis of Thomas Hardy’s ‘A Spellbound Palace’

On one of Hardy’s most haunting poems about the past

‘A Spellbound Palace’ is not one of Thomas Hardy’s best-known poems, but in our opinion it is one of his best. 641 more words


31st March 1986. Royal Palaces.

Today in 1986 Hampton Palace originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, later acquired by Henry VIII, suffered severe fire damage. It appears the blaze was accidentally started by the widow of General Sir Richard Gale who resided there in a Grace and Favour apartment. 548 more words


Thames Path Long Run

Yesterday was my penultimate Long Run before the marathon (which is now just TWENTY FIVE days away).  I couldn’t decide whether to run along the Thames Estuary (from Shoeburyness to Leigh on Sea and back again) or the Thames Path (from Putney to Hampton Court) so I threw the question to a Facebook poll.  1,070 more words


Hampton Court 'Florimania'

Yesterday we made our now annual trip to Hampton Court Palace to deliver the flowers for their ‘Florimania’ event this coming weekend

It was our absolute pleasure to, once again, be working with Jane Rickard and her team of flower arrangers from… 65 more words

Top Historic Places to Visit (Part 2)

Part two of my countdown showcases the top three places I have visited and, as in my last post, I give a mini review with each site listen. 711 more words