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Moving To London

Moving to London was more daunting than any other move I’d ever undertaking in my life. Before I’d move to study or relocate to the city because it’s just what you do. But moving 2 hours drive from home or even another state in Australia is nothing compared to moving to London, one the biggest international cities around on the other side of the world. In the interest of helping […]


The English Riviera

England is home to many amazing and well known destinations (Oxfordshire and Kent for one) but never had I ever heard of the English Riviera . True enough though hidden away along the coast of South Devon you will find it, the heart of which is Torquay. It all started with the cosy Cary Arms down on the waters at Babbacombe Bay. With the sun out in full force above, […]


Historic Oxford

Humble beginning make for amazing stories and that is just what you have in historic Oxford. A city’s name forged out of the practicality that in the time of the Saxon’s they used Oxford’s very spot to cross their Oxen at the Ford. These days when you mention the name Oxford most people think of the university. It’s hard to fault them for that given Oxford University is the oldest […]


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 […]