Archive | April, 2012

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire leaves quite an impression on you and unknown to me before arriving it was also the home of one Sir Winston Churchill, these days its home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. The mass of green grass that fronts the Palace left me thinking just how amazing parties on the lawn would have been over its history as the Palace looms over you. I […]


Kent the Garden of England

Make your way to Kent in south east England and you will see signs all around proudly displaying itself as the Garden of England. I’m not one to disagree, my recent trip down that way was blessed with beautiful sunshine that made the area simply sizzle with colour. With so much beautiful countryside to see its no wonder some amazing buildings have been built in the area to absorb it […]


Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle has perhaps a more interesting past than others given its many owners but none of them seemed as interesting as its last owner, Lady Baillie. She invested a great deal of her fortune restoring the castle to its rightful glory which is obvious when you walk the rooms inside. She owned Leeds Castle from 1926 – 1974 and it was interesting to learn about how she added a […]


Anzac Day at Gallipoli

My experience with Anzac Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) started during my days as a Scout when I would take part in the march down the main street of town holding the Australian Flag high and proud. Every year since on the 25th of April I’ve stopped for a minute’s silence to show respect and to remember the Australian soldiers that gave their life in the First World […]