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Catherine Boardman Cultural Wednesday (Cultural Wednesday)
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Get out and see extraordinary things. Culture, travel and book blog
Get out and see extraordinary things. Culture, travel and book blog

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Formula 1 unites the menfolk of the Cultural Wednesday family.  For me, it has held little interest.  All that changed this week when I visited the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya on a day when Formula 1 cars were being tested.  As we arrived you could…
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What to do with a spare hour in London when you right by the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand?  Visit the Temple the Church, of course.  You duck down a narrow alleyway and immediately the traffic filled hurly burly of London is left behind, you are…
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Visiting a Dutch Windmill @SchermerMolens

Windmills, tulips, clogs, cheese and Van Gogh….. these are the words that spring to mind when Holland is mentioned. When you visit the Netherlands you expect to see windmills, lots of them. Even better would be to see inside one, but how to do go about…
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#CulturedKids for all your cultural posts

Welcome back to #CulturedKids!  What a difference a day makes at this time of year, one day we are shivering in sub zero temperatures and the next it is the hottest April day on record.  The weather was just on the turn on the day this month’s…
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Regular readers will recall that Alison Weir has set herself the task of writing one book a year about each of the wives of Henry VIII.  This year it is the turn of the third wife Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen.  Jane has always been my least favourite…
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Rome for First Time Visitors

Rome glinted and glimmered in the distance as we headed to the airport at the end of our honeymoon, “A wonderful city, I will take you there soon.” promised Mr CW.  Seventeen years and two children later and we finally made it.  Mr CW assumed the air of a…
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The highlight of my week has to be being present when the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square was unveiled.  Scarlett from Diary of a Londoness and I decided that the unveiling of the first statue of a woman and by a woman, one hundred years…
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Taking the waters at Bath @thermaebathspa #VisitBath

Taking the waters at Bath.  That was the answer to the question of how to combine culture and relaxation for a Girls mini break.  Not at the famous Roman Baths that gave Bath its name, you are not even allowed to touch the water there, but next door was…
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Walking with a friend and dog @NationalTrust Devil’s Punch Bowl #Surrey

I love dogs, but we don’t own a dog.  We have a rather lovely cat called Happy, who would be unhappy if we got a dog.  Thankfully I have friends who have dogs and they invite me to join them on their doggy rambles.  Which is how I came to be on a Devil’s…
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