Author Archive for Jenny Wilkinson

5 reasons to visit central Spain

5 reasons to visit central Spain

The epicentre of Spain defines so much of the culture that flows from here to its borders and coastlines. Journey into the provinces that circle Madrid and you will discover a way of life that has refused to bend to the demands of mass tourism. Segovia, Avila, Toledo, Cuenca, Soria; these provinces are pure Spain. […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Have you watched landmark dates come and go without the festivity you had always hoped for? Was a 40th birthday spent in your pyjamas at the kitchen table, waving at friends on Zoom? Did a year of planning a family reunion end in working out refunds instead? The New Year may not have started as […]

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

The Test Valley rises and dips between the North Wessex Downs and Southampton Docks. At its spine, The River Test carves a 40 mile journey from the sleepy villages where Jane Austen lived and worked to the tidal waters of the Solent. Here are some of our favourite spots on the river to discover whether […]