Queen Mary’s Rose Garden | London, UK


Queen Mary’s Garden is London’s largest collection of roses with approximately 12,000 roses planted within the gardens and it is named after the wife of King George V, the grandparents of Queen Elizabeth II. There are 85 single variety beds on display and each of them has a sign with its number and name!

Roses are not the only treasure of the gardens. The Delphinium and Mediterranean Borders are a sight for the eyes, and the Begonia Garden, with its 9,000 begonias, is twice yearly planted with seasonal bedding.

We have been soooo many times to Regent’s Park but it was only this week we happened to find out that the best time to contemplate this sea of flowers is in the first two weeks of June. Don’t miss out ;)

Sunset in Plaka| Milos, Greece

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flaguk On a hill of 220m above sea level, Plaka was originally built for the protection against pirates and it is known as the best – and most popular – place in the island to watch the sunset, which means it will always be full of people by the end of the day. We recommend to go early to Cafe Utopia to get a nice spot and a beer while you wait.

You can also go to “Panaghia Korfiatissa”the cathedral on the highest point of the island – and enjoy a dreamy sunset right from its marble yard and admire the stars later.

It’s definitely worth spending the night as well since Plaka is full of small traditional shops, restaurants and cafeterias and has a great view to the bay of Milos.

For a more quiet sunset, we recommend Plathiena Beach.


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