Packhouse, Tongham

Packhouse, Tongham

In a ramshackle building in the tiny village of Tongham you will find Packhouse. I’m not sure how it’s name came about but it describes perfectly this “house” which is completely packed with stylish hand…

Ripley Village

Ripley Village

If you ever find yourself at a loose end on a sunny Saturday morning why not pop along to Ripley Village in Surrey. Set amongst the pretty cottages is a bustling High Street and immensely…

Convivial Cowes

Convivial Cowes

Unless you’re a seasoned sailor I’m not sure that you would venture into Cowes on the Isle of Wight on a particularly wet November afternoon. Not so! Finding myself with time to kill having arrived…

The Medicine Garden Cobham

The Medicine Garden Cobham

A visit to The Medicine Garden is an all round life enhancing experience. Entering the walled garden is a small step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Greeted by perennial borders stuffed…

Gorgeous Godalming

Gorgeous Godalming

What could be nicer than finding yourself in the heart of a thriving town packed full of wonderful shops. It was my good fortune to find myself in gorgeous Godalming in Surrey this sunny day…

Sunbury Antiques Market

Sunbury Antiques Market

I awoke at the crack of dawn this morning to attend the twice monthly Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park Race Course.  I was fortunate that at 6am the sun was shining and with the doors…

Decorative Home & Salvage Fair

Decorative Home & Salvage Fair

This afternoon I popped along to the Trade Preview of the Decorative Home & Salvage Fair that runs from today through Sunday 19 July at Loseley Park.  The sun did manage to break through the clouds…

Authentic Sardinian Style

Authentic Sardinian Style

I have just returned from an amazing stay in the Sardinian mountains.  Hotel Su Gologone is situated a short drive from Oliena in the country’s interior.  Described as an “experience hotel” and “country resort” it…