Ship shape

There’s something special about a city in the early morning, especially when the sun is shining. At one time I thought this applied only to far-off places like Prague, Paris, or Budapest, but yesterday’s early arrival at Bristol Crown Court  (for jury service)  reminded me that beauty and interest can be found close to home. The streets that now … Continue reading Ship shape

Strawberry Hill Gothic

I had never heard of Strawberry Hill Gothic as an architectural style until Sunday when we spent a memorable night at Donnington Grove in Berkshire.  As the weather changed from sodden to sparkling, the trees were gorgeous and the hotel fascinating. Although our main preoccupation was golf, I’ve never been so cross at having left my camera … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Gothic