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Dromoland Castle

Fabulous Break in 14th Century Castle
For my birthday this year I took a three day break and went to Ireland. I stayed at Dromoland Castle in County Clare. It was a pleasant and relaxing time. The Earl of Thomond m… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/dromoland-castle/

The Spinettes

Vintage singing group singing 40s to 60s music
The Spinettes are a unique group of performers specialising in 40s to 60s music. They are West End musical performers and were touring Surrey in October. I saw them in Reigate.… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/the-spinettes/

Goodwood Revival 2017

The best day of the year
One of the best days of the year is definitely the Goodwood Revival and this year was no exception. They added a new attraction this year which is the Revival Emporium, a fashi… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/goodwood-revival-2017/

Surrey Sculpture Park

Sculptures in a woodland setting
The Surrey Sculpture Park is the most atmospheric sculpture exhibition in Surrey with over 300 international artists showing their work. It is set over two miles of paths throu… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/surrey-sculpture-park/

Up North

Nine days in the North of England
I just came back from a nine day trip up to the north of England. It first started with thee days in Harrogate, staying at a boutique hotel called The Harrogate Brasserie which… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/up-north/

Birds of the Wild

Falconry
My first taste of falconry was at Ashford Castle in Ireland in November 2016 with a hawk called Inca.  What a memory! Just a few weeks ago I went to Forest Falconry in the New … http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/birds-of-the-wild/

Whitstable

Weekend at the Seaside
Recently on a trip to Whitstable I stopped off in Faversham where the Shepherd Neame brewery is located, it’s been there since 1698 and they brew one of my top beers, Spitfire. … http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/whitstable/

Salzburg

A beautiful city for a fantastic break.
I’ve just returned from a weekend break in Salzburg.  It is an Austrian city on the German border close to Bavaria.  Salzburg is most famous for being the birth place of Wolfga… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/salzburg/

Broadway comes to London

A brilliant musical theatre experience
I have just been to see An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre starring Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin and Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan. The music is by George Gershwin… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/broadway-comes-to-london/

HMS Victory

An historical visit
On May 7th 1765 a new ship sailed out of Chatham’s Royal Dockyard.  She was HMS Victory, a first rate battleship and the largest in the Royal Navy. In a long service she would … http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/hms-victory/

The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's latest production
Matthew Bourne’s new production of The Red Shoes is amazing.  The ballet is based on the 1948 film made by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and starred Moira Shearer which Ma… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/the-red-shoes/

New Year 2017

May I wish all of my clients a Happy New Year There is something refreshing about the New Year.  2016 is behind you and now you face the future with a wiser frame of mind, plann… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/new-year-2017/

Ashford Castle

Birthday break
Ashford Castle is a historic castle. From the moment you are greeted at the front gate the staff park your car and your bags are taken to your room and you are living the dream.… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/ashford-castle/

Men's Fragrances

My five favourite fragrances.
I think that fragrance shows people who you are as much as the clothes you wear or your haircut. When I travel by plane I spend an hour in Duty Free testing men’s fragrances. … http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/mens-fragrances/

London Theatre

Recent visits to two shows.
I have been to the theatre in London recently to see two very different shows. The first was Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Pixie Lott.  It is the story of a young woman called Ho… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/london-theatre1/

Red Arrows

Visit to the North of England
I’ve just been up to the North of England and visited Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland now managed by the National Trust.  This was the home of the great inventor Lord Armstrong… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/red-arrows/

No 6 at Padstow

Weekend breakin Cornwall
I have just been to Padstow, North Cornwall, for a few days and stayed at the Old Custom House on the Quay with views to die for. Padstow is a foodie heaven. Another lovely … http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/no-6-at-padstow/

Menorca

Festival of Saint Joan
I just spent four days in Menorca and stayed in a boutique hotel in Mahon called Jardi de Ses Bruixes.  It is five minutes from the centre and only has eight rooms.  Ours was char… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/menorca/

Guildford Festival

Agricultural Show Guildford
Bank Holiday week end.  I went to the Surrey Agricultural Society Show.   The show is held at Stoke Park just a mile from the Guildford town centre. I went to photograph the In… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/guildford-festival/

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Vintage Cars
I went to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu which is in Beaulieu Village in the New Forest. There is so much more than vintage cars to see there.  The Palace is a fine exampl… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/beaulieu-motor-museum/

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