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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…

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…

Happy New Year 2023!

It has been several years since I have written so few posts in a year. 2022 was such a year where my priorities changed. Some parts of the year were expected, but a lot was unexpected and much of it…

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