Moor Hall restaurant and rooms, Aughton, Lancashire

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life. Moor Hall at Aughton. Pic…

Festive Manchester and the beautiful Principal Hotel

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago this year, some IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester. They created mayhem and loss, a scar that will…

Glorious Fuerteventura (with giraffe)

The animals came in two by two. Then four. You’d be forgiven for thinking that when Noah set off in his ark they shipwrecked on…

A poetic stay at Storrs Hall Hotel on …

“The Lake country is a glorious region, of which I had only seen the similitude in dreams, waking or sleeping…I longed to slip out unseen,…

A need for speed in Alcudia, Mallorca

The wind is my hair and adrenaline coursing through my veins as the riders speed along the peaceful, shimmering, roads of the green oasis that…

Slaughters Country Inn and the beautiful Cotswolds

‘Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its…

Banged up at Malmaison, Oxford

  The door closed with a hearty clunk. I had paid the price and I was banged up in my cell. But not at Her…