My blog posts have been sparse in recent months, mainly because we love to travel and in the last 3 months the biggest adventure we’ve been on is sitting by the river in our car…eating cake… Since November we have been in some sort of a lockdown, so it has been a while since we … More 2021
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
We explored a few towns while in the Cotswolds, all had the same kind of brickwork and architecture. Stow on the Wold was busy and I didn’t expect it to be overly crowded by traffic, but it did have a lot of pretty buildings and great architecture.
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
While in Buxton we ate breakfast at the Wetherspoons pub on both mornings. We were intrigued to see how they were dealing with reopening with eased lockdown restrictions in place. We had to take a track and trace form from the entrance and fill that out while we ate. We then had to post it … More The new Wetherspoons look
This was our first trip since the lockdown began and it was in early July, a matter of days after the new guidelines that came into effect from the 4th of July, allowing pubs, restaurants and hotels to reopen. So, we were one of the first people to test out the new way of hoteling, … More A hotel during lockdown
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