Stowe house in Buckingham, is one of those few places that I visited without having any ideas of what to expect – Starting out as the home of simple sheep farmers this house became the host to Queen Victoria, countless Rembrandt paintings and the present day Stowe school.
When the decision was made to leave Dublin and move to the UK to work the one thing that was certain was it was going to be an adventure – if myself and Maria had to move away from our beloved home then we were going to make the best of it and have fun. One thing we wanted to do was go Ice Skating
The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park has to be one of my favourite places to visit since arriving in England so we thought it might be a nice place to visit again on New Year’s eve. The home of British Codebreakers, with Colossus and the Tunney it is easy to be inspired by Bletchley Park’s history.
Described as “One of England’s Greatest Treasures” Highgate is the final resting place of many famous names including writers Christina Rossetti, Adam Douglas, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Radclyffe Hall, Karl Marx and my own personal favourite from today, chemist and physicist Michael Faraday.
This December, I had the opportunity to visit Charles Dickens’ old home in London and watch the classic 1951, Alastair Sim’s version of “A Christmas Carol” – an unreal and haunting experience just to sit there and watch this picture in the same place where Charles Dickens would sit and write.
Stratford-Upon-Avon and it really is a beautiful town – you get a hint of how Shakespeare could have been inspired! Shakespeare’s birthplace is itself enchanting with magnificent grounds and we even had readings and re-enactments out in the gardens and everyone felt welcomed.