High Wycombe is in the rolling South East countryside of the Chiltern Hills and it was originally a mill town, well known for the manufacture of cloth and linen.
The paper industry also flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries thanks to the waters of the River Wye which run through the town. However, High Wycombe’s most famous industry, furniture making (particularly chairs) took hold in the 19th century with furniture factories setting up across the town. If you’re passing though High Wycombe why not take a quick stop at the Chair Museum (HP12 3AJ).
The Group Hug – proudly supported by Bernadett Noble – KJ Smith Solicitors in Beaconsfield.
Places to see
A beautiful place to visit is Waddesdon Manor which was “built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.”
Another must see is Hellfire Caves. If you haven’t been, check them out the history here. Make sure you take a look at Groupon because they have been known to offer discounted tickets…. tie your visit in with a lovely pub lunch to make a full day out.
A must see for me in the area is Kew Little Pigs. I spent a great hour here playing with the piglets with my children – I wanted to slip one of the little piggies into my pocket! – Alison – Founder of The Group Hug.
Who’s in The Hug Directory?
Bernadett Noble of KJ Smith Solicitors features in The Hug Directory “Bernadett is an Associate Solicitor and Family Mediator at our Beaconsfield office. As a member of Resolution, she helps clients resolve family disputes in a firm but non-confrontational way. She has a passion for law and firmly believes that ‘knowledge is power’,”
Caron Kipping is a Divorce Coach specialising in Domestic Abuse Recovery – she also features in the Buckinghamshire Hug Directory
On the outskirts of High Wycombe, Sarah Burns in the Aesthetic professional for Bucks. “Sarah Burns Aesthetics provides a holistic approach to looking and feeling rejuvenated.”
Relationship breakdowns and heartache
Even if you were the one to instigate the breakup, the end of a marriage or relationship is difficult and will throw your life into turmoil as you realise there are lots of issues to work through with the person you no longer want to be with. Communications will be tricky and stressful. Maybe you didn’t see the break-up coming and are in shock or have escaped a violent marriage and don’t know which way to turn. Whatever the reason, dealing with your feelings isn’t easy. The other side of the coin could be that you still want to be with your partner and to be married. Releasing a relationship for whatever reason, can leave the future looking very bleak and intimidating. It’s a difficult time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You will be forced to deal with issues you never thought you would have to consider such as sharing childcare, moving house, dealing with in-laws and if the separation isn’t amicable you could be led into lengthy court proceedings; dealing with solicitors and legal jargon. All this will take its toll on your mental wellbeing. You have to remember that thousands of people every year go through this process too. The majority of them go onto lead happy and enriched lives and say that they are the happiest they have ever been. There is light at the end of the tunnel, you just need to find a way to see it and maybe you need someone to guide you to that illumination.
You’re likely to feel an abundance of emotions; one minute on a high of adrenalin when something goes your way and the next grieving for what you believe you have lost. It’s a rollercoaster and you are not sure when the ride will stop. Anger and confusion only add to the severe anxiety which is making you hyper-vigilant.