Monthly Archives: July 2019

GRAND SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE

David outside the entrance dome  to the mosque. A subterranean passage and escalators now take one  right outside – a boon in the heat. I first visited the Grand Sheikh Zayed  Mosque a couple of years ago. Since then the improvements  have … Continue reading

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CHATSWORTH GARDEN

  David and I enjoyed our visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.It’s  on the banks of the Derwent River in the Wye Valley. Construction of this grand country house began  in 1553, under the auspices of Sir William Cavendish –  … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION

I was recently inspired by a visit to Chester Cathedral. An exhibition makes clear that  compassion for new immigrants is alive and well in their community .It addresses fear of the unknown, fear of a different language, fear of  an exotic race, colour … Continue reading

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HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN

Hidecote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire is a must-see. It’s one of the best-known and influential Arts and Crafts Gardens in Britain. A series of outdoor ‘rooms’ show yew and holly hedges, rare shrubs and herbaceous borders. It’s not all about … Continue reading

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BLENHEIM PALACE

One’s first impression of Blenheim Palace at Oxfordshire is of the monumental size and antiquity. It is arguably most famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Much is made of the ‘small’ room which greeted his early arrival. … Continue reading

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STOURHEAD

STOURHEAD On a visit to the UK, we’ve been lucky enough to explore a number of attractive gardens. Each brings its own unique charm. Stourhead, as the name suggests, is at the head of the river Stour, in Wiltshire. It’s … Continue reading

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