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
It can be very difficult to get out the house with a baby, of any age! Newborn is the classic age where it is seen as hard to do things other than cry into a pillow, but babies and toddlers take up just as much time and effort as a newborn. Our little one is … More Living with babies
To find our Christmas getaway for 2019 I did the usual research of what places had Christmas markets and if they were any good. I had visited the city of Chester before when I travelled England way back in 2006. To be honest on this visit I didn’t really recognise much… Chester has a historic … More Chester – history and inaccessibility
St Paul’s Church is only a 10 minute walk from my house and I used to work opposite it for many years and yet it is only recently that I really began to notice it! I have had a ganders around the outside of it and it is quite a grand church that has somehow … More An undiscovered church
My book “Wwoofing Eh?” will soon be published on Amazon. It’s a story that happened 10 years ago and this is what it’s about… “Wwoofing Eh?” was the reaction I received from most Canadians while I was over there for four months. From everyone else – before and after the trip – I received confused … More Wwoofing Eh?