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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/

Chatsworth House

A wonderful day out
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire own Chatsworth House and sixteen generations of his family have lived there. There is a collection of contemporary art and sculpture. The pai… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/chatsworth-house/

Photographing puffins

The Farne Islands
One of my ambitions regarding photography was to photoshoot puffins. I just came back from the Farne Islands on the Northumberland Coast. They are a haven for nesting sea birds an… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/photographing-puffins/

Easter 2015

Easter greetings
HAPPY EASTER  It doesn't seem long since Christmas and here we are, a quarter of 2015 already passed and we're in the Easter Weekend. I hope it's a good one for you.  I woul… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/easter-2015/

York

Wow Factor
If you haven’t been to York put it on your list. Next to Bath it is a must-see city. I loved York Minster, the Nave, the Kings Screen, the Organ and the underground treasury. W… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/york/

Happy Valentines Day

Weekend plans
Last month in my blog I said I was going on a diet. I was full of good intentions but they only lasted two weeks as I love food and a little wine. I did reach my goal of losing ha… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/happy-valentines-day/

Welcome 2014

Happy New Year and holiday plans
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL   I hope you had a fun Christmas celebration with family and friends and here we are, starting 2014. Hopefully you are making plans for summer holida… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/welcome-2014/

Adare Manor Ireland

Birthday Celebration
For my birthday this year I decided to go to Ireland for a weekend break. I chose Adare Manor, which is a five star golf resort hotel, about thirty five minutes drive from Shannon… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/adare-manor-ireland/

Dordogne Experience

Visit to the Dordogne area, Sarlat and caves.
I’m just back from the Dordogne, where I stayed in Sarlat, a medieval town with narrow streets and courtyards. The restaurants are great too, especially Le Grand Bleu. The cave… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/dorrdogne-experience/

HOLIDAYS

Dates for when I will be away
Hi Everybody, This is to let you know that I will be away in France from Friday 26th July, back working on Thursday 8th August. On Saturday 14th September I will be at the G… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/holidays/

Valentine's in Amsterdam

Culture and the Art world in Amsterdam
Recently I was in Amsterdam for Valentine's Day. The hotel I stayed at, the 5 star Grand Hotel Amrath, is a fabulous Art Deco building which used to be the main offices of the Roy… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/valentines-in-amsterdam/

O2 STRICTLY

Recently seen movies and shows.
I saw the movie Quartet recently. It was shot at Hedsor House, a privately owned property in Buckinghamshire. The movie is about residents in a retired home for Musicians who are… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/o2-strictly/