Natures’ winter pick-me-ups

Natures’ winter pick-me-ups

At this time of year we get a lot of pretty gloomy advice in the media – supposedly to help us deal with the after–effects of the Christmas period; the weight we’ve added to our hips… and lost from our wallets!  Added to that there’s the dark evenings, the...
The Landscape Gardens of Madrid

The Landscape Gardens of Madrid

I spent the weekend in Madrid and whilst enjoying this lively, cosmopolitan city I visited the Royal Botanical Garden (Real Jardin Botanico), it was founded in 1755 by King Ferdinand VI. The tulips were in full bloom and looked beautiful – of course I’m...