My Sunday Photo: Lakeside View

On a recent day out to a national trust site, we turned a corner and came across this lovely pond (lake?) and did a double take – these birds aren’t real, but for a moment, we thought they were… Continue reading


Places to Visit: Goodrich Castle, A Noble Ruin

Not so long ago, we went to Goodrich Castle, a Norman medieval castle (or rather the ruin of one) just outside Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire and about 10 miles from Monmouth on the Welsh border. I read online that William Wordsworth described it as a noble ruin and I can see why. It’s pretty impressive and much more complete than I expected.

goodrich castle 1 (Yes, this was another visit on a grey day – I have a knack for this!). Continue reading