Summertime Nature

The frogspawn hatched in Spring and afterwards, baby frogs gathered under my strawberry plants and ventured forth for a humid sunbathe last month, they were curious of their new life and glittering eyes could be spotted at twilight, not only in Goostrey but throughout our county. A chorus a tennors, one croak, two croaks and […]

A TASTE OF CROATIA – SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia to the west, Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south; the country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.Croatia has an unusual shape (similar to a croissant!) that is unlike any other […]

A TASTE OF BRUGES-BELGIUM

With beautiful squares surrounded by gingerbread houses and cobbled alleys running alongside pretty canals, Bruges is a city adored by lovebirds. They flock to the Belgian town for its picturesque parks, old world hotels and sentimental legends. The Minnemeer (Lake of Love), for instance, was named for the romance between Mina and her warrior sweetheart, […]

A TASTE OF CORNWALL

Cornwall is a peninsular to the extreme southwest of England. The county has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and it is one of the sunniest areas in the UK. With picturesque villages, Celtic ruins, light blue waters, gardens and parks with unique architecture, it certainly is among the most scenic areas of […]

A TASTE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT, CUMBRIA

This week’s travel journey takes us to the stunning National Park of the Lake District. The Lake District is located in the North West of England in the county of Cumbria. At 2,292 square kilometres the Lake District National Park is one of the largest of 12 National Parks located in the UK. It is […]

A TASTE OF YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE

This week’s travel journey takes us to the lovely the city of York. Like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts of The Shambles makes it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets. A place of extraordinary cultural wealth, visit York and you’ll discover a beautifully preserved […]

A TASTE OF SNOWDONIA, WALES

This week’s travel journey takes us to Snowdonia, Wales. Snowdonia National Park was established in 1951 as the third National park in Britain, following the Peak District and the Lake District. It covers 827 square miles and has 37 miles of coastline. The Snowdonia National Park covers parts of the counties of Gwynedd and Conwy. […]

A TASTE OF ROME, ITALY

This week’s virtual travel takes us to the romantic city of Rome, here is why! With its unparalleled history, Rome is the third most visited city in Europe and the fourteenth worldwide. It attracts visitors from all over the world who are impatient to discover the city’s impressive monuments and sites; not to mention its […]

A TASTE OF REYKJAVIC, ICELAND

This week’s virtual travel journey takes us to Reykjavic, Iceland. Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country’s capital and largest city. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.  A capital city encircled by waterfalls, whales, and glaciers galore and for many Icelandic visitors it also serves as a […]

A TASTE OF PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

This week’s virtual travel journey takes us to Prague, Czech Republic. Prague, lying at the heart of Europe, it is one of the continent’s finest cities and the major Czech economic and cultural centre. The city has a rich architectural heritage that reflects both the uncertain currents of history in Bohemia and an urban life […]