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Gardens of England at Blenheim
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Grand homes and stunning gardens of England

England is famous for its palaces, castles and grand stately homes. Most sit surrounded by beautifully designed grounds and extensive gardens, commissioned by their dedicated owners centuries earlier. Steeped in a rich history, years of secrets are buried along their …

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The Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey, London, England
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London’s Maltby Street Market, a foodie’s heaven

If you like fresh, delicious, home cooked food and you are in London on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the Maltby Street Market. About a 10 minute walk from Tower Bridge, along the Ropewalk, next to Lassco, (fabulous architectural salvage …

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The River Thames, Goring, England
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England in September

England in September finds summer still lingering, the days maybe drawing in and autumn is just round the corner but the trees are still leafy green and although unpredictable the skies are frequently the colour of cornflowers. I went on …

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The streets of Clifton, Bristol, England in February
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A village within a city, Clifton in Bristol!

There are some places you visit which speak to your heart and you leave wishing to return as soon as possible. Clifton, a quaint village within the city of Bristol, 70 miles, west of London, England, is one such place. I …

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Christmas Traditions in England, mince pies
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An English family’s Christmas traditions

I grew up in a family with an abundance of Christmas traditions, many from my incredible grandmother, my father’s mother, who, despite having twelve children never set a table without a fresh flower and who could make the simplest of …

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Oxford Street, London, England at Christmas
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The streets of London at Christmas

Growing up in England, I always associate cold and frosty weather with Christmas. Wandering around the streets of London last week bought those childhood memories flooding back. The weather was mixed, mostly damp and drizzly, quite mild but bundling up in …

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A day in Oxfordshire England at Thanksgiving
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Spending a day in Oxfordshire, England on Thanksgiving week

It is strange this week to be in England as Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Here there is no ‘Thanksgiving’ anywhere, just lots of ‘Christmas’! I’m not rushing around food shopping or thinking about how I am going to decorate …

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Cotswolds Stone house Chipping Campden, the Cotswolds, England
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Special places in the Cotswolds, England

England is rich in centuries of fascinating history, it still has many picturesque towns throughout the country, built from the local materials available at the time, giving each area its unique ambience. The honey coloured stone of the Cotswolds defines this …

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