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
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
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