I was very impressed with both the house and the gardens, managed by English Heritage (meaning I, as an EH member, got free entry) – With social distancing measures still in place I essentially had most of the rooms to myself. There aren’t many opportunities to stand alone in the study where Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species. Continue reading
This week’s road trip took me to Kew Gardens; In the Covid-19 era that meant I had prebooked my ticket last night, for entry between 13:00-13:15. Continue reading
Today I drove out of London to visit Hever Castle and Gardens – a 1 hour 15min drive away, in Kent. Continue reading
With 2020 now well under way I’ve more or less booked all my holidays for the year ahead. Continue reading
I left it a bit too late to order what I needed online (I was rather hoping Boris might prorogue Christmas) so when I got up on Saturday morning I made the decision I was going to hit the shops. Continue reading
My overland trip to Greece is now under way with the first leg – the first 300 miles – done.
Last weekend was the annual Country to Country festival at the O2 in London, and the 5th consecutive year that I’ve attended. Continue reading
During the week I spent an evening in London and went to see Jacob Rees-Mogg in conversation with Spectator editor Fraser Nelson at the London Palladium. Continue reading
There were planes, lots of vintage cars, people in World War 2 costume, making it an interesting day out. Continue reading
Last weekend I went – for the third consecutive year – to the C2C (Country 2 Country) festival at the O2 in London.