Katya Jackson

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10 places in Jersey that will make you want to visit the island

One of the places I wanted to visit since I’ve been living in the UK was the Channel Islands. The main islands are Guernsey and Jersey and they are British Crown dependencies and not part of the United Kingdom.  Jersey was once part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become the kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title was surrendered to France, Jersey and the other…

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Winter Wonderland in the Cotswolds: English Villages covered in snow

Photographing England in snow has been one of my dreams for years now. Last year in 2018, the one week of snow happened to fall while I was in the middle of South Island of New Zealand so I missed all the fun. This year there were many weeks of constant warnings of imminent snow but nothing happened for weeks. Everyone was anticipating snow in London but there were only light dustings in the north of the city. I was constantly…

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10 things for those who would like to be in London

Every time I go home I buy some presents for my family and friends.  I get something last minute and it’s always a selection of tea from Harrods and shortbread in a cute box from Marks&Spencer. When I’m asked to bring anything specific to London I get a little confused. Then I hopped on Etsy, a market place for independent artists and small business and found 10 cool things to…

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16 photogenic locations to discover in Fitzrovia, London

Fitzrovia used to be the bohemian area of London where writers and artists often lived. Today this place is a mix of everything – where you can find offices, hotels, shops and residential houses. Tourists usually miss Fitzrovia and instead head to the more overcrowded areas of Soho and Marylebone, missing out on some real hidden gems.  Here are 16 of my favourite locations for a photo in Fitzrovia: Warren Mews You may have already seen this place…

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York city break. What to see, where to eat and what to do in one of the prettiest cities in England.

The city of York has retained so much of its medieval structure that walking into its centre is like entering a living museum. Much of the centre is pedestrianized which makes it very easy to explore. York looks like it’s tucked away from London, and very often it’s been ignored as city break destination. It takes about 2 hours to get there by train and an advanced return ticket to…

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Waddesdon Manor – a Perfect Day Trip from London

Waddesdon Manor is hands down one of the most luxurious and splendid country houses in the UK. It’s also not far away from London which makes it a perfect destination for a day trip if you live in the city. The estate is enormous and I’m glad we took our dog with us as there was plenty of space for him to run off his energy. The only downside of…

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16 Reasons to Visit Leeds

Leeds has been on my ‘to visit’ list for quite a while. Before going there all I knew was it that used to be one of the main industrial cities and that’s basically it… However, after spending the weekend exploring Leeds I was pleasantly surprised to find out what Leeds had to offer. Before going into details of what to do and see there, here are some random facts I’ve…

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A Weekend at Georgian farmhouse retreat – Widbrooke Grange hotel

I had been to Bradford on Avon only very briefly before and have always wanted to come back to explore it more. So one weekend we packed our bags, grabbed the dog and went to spend 2 days at a countryside hotel Widbrook Grange which is very close to the town. I usually don’t pick a hotel for its looks and facilities but rather for its location. This time was…

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