Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House

Famous architect Inigo Jones was born 445 years ago today so I thought it was fitting to write a post about one of his well-known builds, the Queen’s House in Greenwich, known as the first classical build in Britain. I visited the house and the beautiful area of Greenwich in April, and have been waiting…

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This week is the Queen’s annual visit to Holyrood Palace, her official residence in Scotland. During the week she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies, celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and community, both meeting Scots and hosting thousands at the Palace. In honour of Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, ‘Royal…

Rediscovering York Art Gallery

Shortly before leaving York, I decided to go on a bit of a museum pilgrimage, making the most of living in a city full of culture. I am often guilty of overlooking the York Art Gallery in favour of escaping York to see art or simply going to the shops instead when visiting the┬ácity. So,…

Exploring Beningbrough Hall

Hello! Sorry for the severe lack of posts recently but for those that don’t know I’ve just finished uni completely!! The last few months have been so full of revision and dissertation writing that sadly the last thing I wanted to do in my free time was to write more on the blog. However, now…

Lady Bird: The Perfect film for International Women’s Day

*Contains Spoilers* Lady Bird is the new coming of age film that everyone is talking about, critics and audience alike, notably receiving a stellar Rotten Tomatoes score of 99%. Despite leaving the Oscars empty-handed, Lady Bird has been recognised as not only the solo-directorial debut of Greta but the first truly feminist coming of age…

A Day Exploring Lavenham

This is a bit of a belated post but Lavenham is such a beautiful town so I had to write about it even if I’m a bit behind! I had such a lovely day just after Christmas, exploring the town, visiting cute little tea shops and finding antique gems. As my visit was around Christmas…

Print making in action

To escape the busy hectic life of constant reading at Uni I recently took a short weekend break back home in Suffolk. I usually love to visit a country house when I’m at home, however, we decided to try something a bit different and visited a printing exhibition, complete with a series of demonstrations at…

My 2017 Top 9

As the new year starts, I wanted to do a quick post to go through some of the amazing things that happened in 2017. I mean I might be procrastinating revision with my 72-hour exam looming but it’s something I want to share before we get too into January! 2017 was a big year for…

Rosenborg & Christiansborg

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to the new year! I certainly am, I love having a sense of a fresh start, even if it is just another day haha! I’m thinking of doing a sort of reflective post next week of all my favourite places and things I’ve done this…

Winter at Castle Howard

As much as I wanted to visit Castle Howard at Christmas, I sadly didn’t get a chance to visit before I went home for the holidays. The house is usually filled with the most ornate decorations and ginormous tree, so it’s really worth going to see. For more information on visiting Castle Howard in the…