Puy du Fou, the multi award-winning theme park in Les Epesses in the Vendée opens for the season on 6 April 2019. France’s second largest theme park offers entertainment in the form of breath-taking historical shows, thrilling immersive experiences and authentic period villages. New for this year is the Park’s extraordinary new production ‘Le Premier […]
London’s National Gallery has long been a favourite. It is free to visit its general galleries and to be able to pop in and just admire one picture or maybe one gallery is such a treat. But, the gallery also hosts many great exhibitions and there are two stunners running at the moment.
Every year snowdrop lovers head off for north Nottinghamshire and Hodsock Priory. They go there to wander amongst and enjoy the 82 varieties of snowdrops in this historic estate’s winter gardens and woodland walks. Complementing the delicate heralds of spring are winter flowering plants including hellebores, aconites, cyclamen, irises, fragrant sarcococca and witch hazel. Competing […]
Partly to see Christopher Nolan’s epic film of the same name as the city, and also to learn more about Operation Dynamo, Anna Hyman headed across the Channel – to Dunkirk. Dunkirk the film Christopher Nolan’s powerful blockbuster film Dunkirk opens with a young man running down a street desperately making for the beaches and […]
Enlightened Princesses is the title of an exhibition currently running at Kensington Palace. Anna Hyman set out to discover what it was all about. Main photo credit: Historic Royal Palaces/SWNS Changes were taking place in Europe and beyond. The period known as The Age of Enlightenment, also the Age of Reason, was making its presence felt […]
Renaissance Florence and medieval Siena are two of Mary Bunning’s favourite Italian cities. She also has a passion for the works of the sculptor Donatello. In this article she visits Florence. Even though I had been to Florence several times the visits had been short and the queues for attractions such as the Uffizi Palace […]