THERE’S a festive buzz in the air at National Trust properties as the days shorten. Even when skies are grey, some of our best-loved heritage sites bask in a special warm atmosphere as Christmas approaches.
Neil McAllister visits Copenhagen’s festive markets . . .
A Penny And A Sugar Mouse
Kath Reynolds recalls the excitement of Christmases past.
A Festive Favourite
How did Britain’s favourite bird become associated with Christmas? Nina Hoole finds out.
The Beach In Bali
A couple face troubles together in this moving short story by Kay Seeley.
Getting The Message
A plan is required in this lighthearted short story by Keith Havers.
Hooray For Herons!
Wendy Turner finds out more about a British success story.
I was trying something new, but I would have to wait and see how it would turn out!
In Brookmarsh Woods
Rain or shine, off we’d go. Even when Dad’s pace got slower . . .
Something To Read
Martin Edmonton from Plympton Academy explains how he’s hoping to improve prison literacy with a little help from the “Friend”.
One Red Balloon
Belief comes from within in this charming short story
A family shares a hobby in this engaging short
It's A Date!
This humorous short story by Sandra Beswetherick takes place at a summer fête.
A Perfect Day
A woman takes stock in this poignant short story by Annie Harris.
Douglas McPherson visits a museum that remembers the brave American airmen from World War II.
Spreading Dinosaur Joy Is Now My Full-Time Career
Nicky Dee never tires of writing about her passion . . .
Together, We Will Make A Huge Difference
Susie Kearley finds out about the father and son team whose mission is elephant conservation.
Sunshine After The Rain
The blue umbrella stood out from the rest, promising better days to come.
How We Used To Live
For a taste of life over a hundred years ago, Pat Coulter travels to a living museum in Devon.
When You're Smiling
This uplifting short story by Leonora Francis welcomes you to a brand-new Special.
We've Always Sensed It To Be A Spiritual Place
Kathleen MacLeod welcomes visitors keen to find out more about the Tomb of the Eagles.
Ewan Smith’s light-hearted short story has a very forgetful heroine. I had come to the supermarket to pick something up, but I couldn’t remember what . . .
A New Direction
It’s time to move forward in this uplifting short story by Keith Havers.Gavin’s travel plans were on hold –just like the rest of his life . . .
On White Sands
Celia Kay Andrew’s sparkling short story is set in the Caribbean.It was going to be a beautiful wedding, in the most beautiful location . . .
This unique Irish heritage site has scarcely changed for several hundred years. Steve Newman braved the crossing to find out more.
The Colour Purple
The bike was very distinctive – until it disappeared!
Stories Told In Glass
Willie Shand finds out more about the ancient art of stained-glass work.
Now You See Her
The shores of Loch Ness are often crowded with people hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie . . .
Polly Pullar shares her excitement about a new book on one of her favourite animals.
This enthralling short story by Kitty-Lydia Dye welcomes you to our brand-new Special.