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Getting Ready for Easter 25th March 2013
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If you are staying at ours over Easter we can't guarantee sunny days but whatever the weather there is plenty to do inside and out to celebrate! Here are just a few ideas of things that you could make or do without the usual tools (well cellotape and scissors) and bits and bobs of stuff that you have at home, although of course you can always nip… read more on Getting Ready for Easter


Wordsworth was one of the first Tourists 18th March 2013
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It is said that the Wye Valley is the birthplace of British Tourism and with English Tourism week this week (16th - 24th March 2013), it seems appropriate to write about tourism back in the day. The birth of tourism is said to be in the 17 and 1800s! The trend was apparently started by John Egerton, Rector of Ross on Wye who built a boat to… read more on Wordsworth was one of the first Tourists


Hollywood Actress who made Brinsop Court her home 11th March 2013
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You've heard of Alfred Hitchcock and you've heard of the 39 Steps by John Buchan, but have you heard of the blond bombshell that was Madeleine Carroll who starred in the 1935 Hollywood film, 39 Steps? Reading up on her I realise my education in Hollywood movie actresses of the 30s and 40s is sadly lacking as she was very famous in her day. She was an… read more on Hollywood Actress who made Brinsop Court her home


Brinsop Court and Herefordshire as a Holiday Destination 4th March 2013

It can be very refreshing to read about Herefordshire and Brinsop Court through other people's eyes, and we've had two reviews very recently to share. The first is by Lisa Johnson who wrote a review for Red Online and the full review can be read here. She was very complimentary about Ivy Cottage and I loved her description of emotions on arrival. She said "from the moment… read more on Brinsop Court and Herefordshire as a Holiday Destination


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