Visiting the city of Antonio Gaudi

Visiting the city of Antonio Gaudi

In 2014, Bill and I had long weekend in Barcelona, and it was certainly one of the most extraordinary cities we have visited. I was a little nervous about this trip because the press had made this beautiful city appear to be the crime capital of Spain and I almost...
Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Photographer Paul getting everything just so. Good job that table doesn’t show in the final shot! I know I have mentioned that my son James has been doing the photography for Finder of Treasures right back to the launch of the site in the early days of lockdown....
The most beautiful village in England?

The most beautiful village in England?

Bill and I wandered around Bibury the other day, giving our dog Monty a run around the public footpaths and letting him bark at the ducks who had the nerve to be out of the water! We used to come here when the children were small and try to feed the ducks. I say try...
Today I went to Witney Antiques

Today I went to Witney Antiques

Aladdin’s Cave has nothing on Witney Antiques! Owner Rebecca invited me over to see her refurbished shop earlier this week, and today I succumbed both to the visit and more samplers. Tomorrow I am rearranging the sitting room yet again, so I can hang all my...
Visiting Thyme in Southrop

Visiting Thyme in Southrop

Just one of the beautiful botanicals at the exhibition. I think this lovely estate has been one of the best kept local secrets – I visited last month for the first time, and I have lived within five miles for over 40 years! The Thyme estate has been developed over...
How going on a journey has become such a treat again!

How going on a journey has become such a treat again!

When I look back at the time before the Pandemic, I realise that both Bill and I took our travelling and visiting very much for granted. I do not mean our overseas travel, which has been marvellous, but just moving about the UK at will. Next weekend we will be...