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Quaint Rye

Visit to this old town
Rye is a fabulous place to visit. It’s one of the ancient towns of the Cinque Ports on the English south coast in East Sussex. In the centre of town there are cobbled streets with… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/quaint-rye/

Dorset

Weekend Break in Thomas Hardy country.
I have just been to Dorset for a two day break. I stayed at the Acorn Inn which is a charming 16th Century coaching inn.   This is “Thomas Hardy” country and the Acorn Inn transpo… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/dorset/

Ireland

Recent Holiday
I’ve just come back from my trip to Ireland. I stayed at Galway, Ashford Castle, and Kildare. From Dublin I drove to Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. This is a masterpiece Victoria… http://shearingenterprises.co.uk/index.php/blog/ireland/

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/

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/