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Victorian Christmas Market

11/24/2013 10:26:03 AM

There are so many cosy Christmas markets around the UK and some of the best have a Victorian theme with carols, plenty of atmosphere and music from the old days. The old-fashioned atmosphere is enhanced by Victorians with sooty faces and worn ...

Malvern Hills

07/14/2013 12:29:50 PM

Malvern Hills is a long mountain range created about 650 million years ago. Worcestershire Beacon is 425 meters high and thus the highest point, and from here there is a great view in all directions. The mountains in this westerly part of W ...

A Feel for Flowers at Ordrupgaard

06/22/2013 08:34:48 AM

Right now and until August, you can see an exhibition with the most beautiful flower art at Ordrupgaard in the outskirts of Copenhagen. Female artists had hard times in the early 1900s, and Anna Syberg stood throughout her short life – she ...

The first garden show of the year

05/09/2013 02:47:15 AM

Today is the first day of the Malvern Spring Gardening Show – the first garden show of the year and the start of a new season. All the garden designers in Worcestershire have been busy creating the most beautiful gardens hoping that they may ...

Keukenhof flower park

04/21/2013 05:09:46 AM

Right now spring is at its peak in the Keukenhof flower park near Lisse in the Netherlands. The flowers are a bit late this year because of the cold winter, and when I was there last weekend, they hadn’t all unfolded. But there was still ...

Flowers and views of the world

04/09/2013 02:06:39 AM

A new exhibition has recently started at the National Gallery of Copenhagen and it will last until October. The exhibition “Flowers and world views” displays 300 works of art focusing on nature’s beautiful creations, while it at the

Looking for spring

04/07/2013 04:08:29 AM

Winter has gone I think – at least in Worcestershire. But it is still cold, and there is still snow on the Malvern Hills and also on the hills in the Cotswolds, where I was on the lookout for signs of spring… As I have done many times b ...


01/20/2013 14:55:48 PM

And then came the snow! Lots of it – but this is actually only the second time, I myself see Hollymount covered in snow, so it doesn’t happen too often. I have rented Hollymount out as a self catering holiday home for many years now, but ...

A trip to Worcester

01/18/2013 07:08:11 AM

We braced the cold weather and went to Worcester. The longest river of Great Britain, the Severn, passes through the city, and adjacent to it lays Worcester Cathedral, architecturally considered to be one of England’s most exciting cathedrals. ...

When in England

01/13/2013 14:09:15 PM

The weather forecast has promised snow, but I still haven’t seen any. Today has been beautiful with sun and clear sky, and I have enjoyed staying here in my very old house. From the windows I have a beautiful view to the Malvern Hills, and ...