Travelling through Italy

Travelling Italy by train has been on my wish list for many years. I think it is on many people’s bucket list as one of those “must dos”. On our two week journey around Italy by train and bus we had some great and not so great experiences… Our first train was an exciting experience … More Travelling through Italy


Ashbourne is a small market town north west of Derby, lying just south of the Peak District. It is known for the traditional game of Shrovetide football, the origins of how the game came about is not known because of a fire at the Royal Shrovetide Committee office in the 1890’s which destroyed the earliest records. … More Ashbourne

Derby to the Peaks

We wanted a quick break around the Derbyshire area and the best price we could get for one night was £39 at the Derby East Premier Inn,  It wasn’t in a classy or pretty location, right next to Brian Clough Way, but the price and location were good and the hotel was up to the usual … More Derby to the Peaks