Almost £500,000 has been awarded to Bletchley Park, the top secret code breaking hub of World War II, thanks to lottery money. The development funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help the centre towards its goal of £10m for a complete re-vamp. The site opened in 1994 and today attracts around 100,000 visitors a [...]
Archive for September, 2009
Today’s picture of the day is of Drusillas Park which lies between Eastbourne and Brighton. It features animals such as Meerkats, Penguins, Bats, Lemurs, Monkeys, Otters, Beavers, Gibbons and Owls. Onsite visits can enjoy 2 restaurants and 5 shops.
Donald Trump looks set to get his way for a world famous golf resort in Scotland, to the disgust of a number of local residents who risk losing their homes due to a compulsory purchase order. Tripping up Trump gives an insight into their perspective and their view of his ‘aggressive use of power’. What [...]
Interestingly, over two thirds of Facebook fans of UKseries are female, and females aged 25-54 make up more than half of all fans. Why we should have such a female bias, I am not entirely sure, but it is probably a good sign; research has repeatedly indicated that the key decision makers and purchasers when [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of Thelnetham Windmill in Suffolk. It dates back to the early 19th Century and lies on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk. The machinery inside the mill is still in excellent condition and visitors can experience life in a working mill by appointment only.
Barclay House, Looe, offers guests a restful base from which to explore the wild winter of the Cornish coast with cliff path or woodland walks followed by relaxing evenings in a luxury lodge. For foodie visitors wanting to experience the best that Cornwall has to offer, the Taste South East Cornwall food festival is being [...]
The lovely Robert Adam designed stately home, Mellerstain House, stands in 80 hectares of magnificent parkland with an Italianate formal terrace garden at the rear and a sweeping stretch of lawn descending to a lake. These gardens and woodlands are well worth a visit at this time of year, displaying fabulous shades of gold, russet and [...]
Following a blessing from India’s lifestyle guru, Swami Ramdev (aka Baba Ramdev), the tiny Scottish island of Little Cumbrae in North Ayrshire is to become an international yoga centre. Around 1,000 people – mostly disciples of Ramdev and the media – have descended on the island today to witness its inauguration. Ramdev has a large [...]
Today’s picture of the day is of Burpham Court Park in Surrey. It lies on the banks of the River Wey and offers a collection of rare farm animals. Visitors can enjoy feeding the hens, ducks, goats and herd the ponies and llamas. Have guided tour by tractor and trailer or enjoy a spot of [...]
Porlock Rutting Weekend, from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2009 -which gives visitors an opportunity to get close to the magnificent Exmoor red deer in their natural surroundings – has now been reduced to £195 per person for double or single room occupancy. The package includes early morning and late afternoon/evening expeditions to view [...]