Chawton House and Gardens

Recently we visited Chawton House and Gardens. It was mainly to see the gardens, but Chawton House actually turned out to be the gem of the visit. There are two car parks, one close by Chawton House (which we weren't aware of) and one in the village opposite Jane Austen's House. We parked in the [...]


We visited Bath recently. It was the first time visiting for both the hubby and I - and we loved it! I adore the Regency period - of course, being a Jane Austen fan. And I love Georgian architecture so there was a lot to see just walking around. Plenty of shops and museums to [...]

Afternoon Tea at The Pump Room

Right by Bath Abbey and in the same building as the Roman baths is The Pump Room. Breakfast, lunch, and of course afternoon tea is available here; and we visited recently to try out their afternoon tea. Famous patrons have visited this fine establishment, such as Jane Austen, and even Charles Dickens performed here several [...]

Halloween for the Faint of Heart

It's autumn. It's October - and it's Halloween. We don't really do much for this holiday, if it can really be called that. One time we bought a box of Celebration chocolates, expecting children to come trick or treating. No one rang the door bell, so we just ate the chocolates ourselves.  This year we [...]