Ajay

Ajay

A week in Norfolk

Last September, we spent a week on holiday in Suffolk. It only made sense to travel further north and visit Norfolk this time. Ashwina booked us into a National Trust cottage on the Blickling Estate in Norfolk. Journey from London We left our home on…

Reading update (March 2024)

Welcome back, fellow bookworms, to another exciting instalment of my reading journey! It’s been a while since my last reading update in June 2023. As you know, I had set myself a lofty target at the start of 2023 and missed…

Happy New Year 2024 and 2023 In Review

I sit here on the last day of 2023, reflecting on the year that was. I have been blogging on ajaydsouza.com for over 20 years and have consistently written a year-in-review post for most of these years. I signed off…

A week in Suffolk

The Round House, Suffolk

You might have read that we had some fun visiting castles and gardens. If you haven’t, then go ahead, click those links and come back here. I shall wait. In September, Ashwina, Baby and I embarked on our annual holiday…

Stories about Castles and Gardens – Part 2

The view from Polesden Lacey

Ashwina reminded me that I hadn’t posted the sequel of my award-winning, must-read blog post titled Stories about Castles and Gardens. Ah, well, umm, it might not have won any awards, but it’s definitely a must-read for all of you,…

Stories about Castles and Gardens – Part 1

In April this year, after we returned from Mumbai, Ashwina and I restarted our visits to castles, gardens and houses around London. Our National Trust membership provides us with access to these locations, as well as free parking, making it…

Reading update (June 2023)

I last posted a reading update in January. Since then I’ve made quite a bit of progress with another 14 books completed albeit a bit slower than previous years. This is partly attributed to me being more active on Twitter…

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