2021 was another epic fail with abroad travel for us. We had a trip to Majorca booked in May, which was cancelled, then it was Ibiza in September, but we postponed that because of too much expense with covid tests, as well as the risk of catching covid while out there and then being stuck … More 2022…maybe this year
We stopped off in Beverley for a walk round, I managed to have a quick look inside the grand Minster, in between toddler meltdowns. I’m not religious in any sense but I love cathedrals, churches and minsters because of the architecture and history. Beverley’s minister is a must visit. We walked around the town, having … More Shots of Beverley and Hull
The Selfridges/Bullring’s exterior has a temporary new look while it is being renovated, it’s the first time we saw it on our visit last week. It’s quite a fancy design for a scaffolding wrap. Visiting Birmingham this month was a bit sad on the shopping front. Grand Central has a huge empty space now John … More Birmingham’s shopping issues
Whitby is a more popular destination on the Yorkshire coast than Scarborough. No offence to Whitby, I just think Scarborough has more to offer. However, we still had a day trip to Whitby and enjoyed the sights. Whitby has a lot to offer with its views, coastline, Abbey, history and shops/cafes. But like last year … More Shots of Whitby
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.