This was our first trip since the lockdowns and tier systems of late 2020/early 2021. We spent 3 nights at a Haven caravan park in Burnham on Sea. As we hadn’t been to Somerset before we wanted to see more of the area, so had a day out to Weston-super-Mare. On the day we went … More Weston-super-Mare
This is going to be hard to say….we haven’t been able to go abroad this year….phew I said it and it hurt just writing it! However, that didn’t stop us going away in England multiple times and at the end of September we went to the Yorkshire coast.
Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water is a very popular destination in the Cotswolds, with the pretty shallow river running through the middle of the town that had several small footbridges running across it, I could see the comparison to Venice. We were told that Bourton was the busiest town … More Bourton on the Water
Broadway was the last town we visited on our Cotswolds trip. It apparently has the longest high street in the country, mainly because the main street is a big chunk of the whole town itself, on a long stretch of road. Like all the Cotswolds towns we visited the buildings all fitted into the same … More Broadway
When the lockdown started at the end of March I hoped that my birthday 3 months later would not be affected. Unfortunately the government announced that much of the hospitality sector would reopen as the “new normal” on the 4th July, a week too late for my birthday! This meant our plans for a couple … More Twycross Zoo – in need of a new direction
This photo was taken at Carlton cemetery on one of the many sunny days we’ve had in April. When our choices are limited when outside, then you have to take advantage of any place that is still open, and cemeteries can be a great place for a peaceful walk away from people.
Just before the lockdown we managed to have one last day out. As it was sunny we headed to Derbyshire and to Kedleston Hall. At this point the grounds were still open so we thought a nice walk would be a good idea.Although it was a lovely looking sunny day there was an unforgiving wind … More A last adventure…for now
We recently visited Birmingham, a city we have been to on a number of occasions and this wasn’t even the first time we went with the little one. However, on this trip we realised that Birmingham and it’s well renowned shopping centre, the Bullring, is simply too big and spread out to visit with a … More Busy Birmingham
Ciutadella was the capital of Menorca as far back as the time of the Romans, even after the “disaster” of 1558 when the Turks decimated the city and sold every inhabitant into slavery. It wasn’t until the 18th century when the British moved the capital to Mahon on the opposite coast of the island. The … More The old capital of Menorca
I like Boston Stump for several reasons, it is a great piece of architecture and has a special identity by being called a stump instead of church or cathedral. I also like how I can walk through Boston city centre with the stump nowhere to be seen and then suddenly everything opens up and the … More Boston Stump