When on holiday in the beautiful Outer Hebridian Isle of Harris, what could be better than a visit to the Isle of Harris Distillery for a tour and tasting? The Isle of Harris is remote and in the far north west of Scotland. We travelled through half of England, the lowlands and Highlands of Scotland […]
Caribbean food fans will be excited that Turtle Bay has opened a new restaurant in Northampton town centre. A few weeks ago, a surprise email dropped into my inbox inviting me to a VIP preview for a new restaurant in Northampton town centre. “Turtle Bay are coming to Northampton and would love to invite you to […]
Porthcurno may be a tiny place in the furthest reaches of Cornwall but it holds a very important place in history. It was the busiest relay station in the world in 1920. Porthcurno beach is also the place where 14 submarine telegraph cables came ashore at an 1870’s relay station. Did you know that now […]
When in Cornwall, it’s obligatory to have a cream tea or two and to that end we found a gorgeous quirky, shabby-chic cafe in Mousehole with a view to die for. We’d noticed the cafe a couple of years ago on our previous holiday just as they were getting ready to open. It looked shabby […]
Another Sunday afternoon walk, walking along the Brampton Valley Way. We are lucky to have a disused railway line nearby, which has been turned into a linear Country Park. The ‘Brampton Valley Way‘ runs from Northampton to Market Harborough along the old track-bed. With a distance of 14 miles and two tunnels, it is […]
What to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon? What about an canal walk? One of our favourite walks is a canal-side walk on a sunny day. Canals are fairly accessible at most road bridges onto the towpath below. For this walk, we drove out to Whilton Locks, in Northamptonshire as we needed to visit the […]
Read about my visit to Southwark and a trip back in time to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, housed in a surprising London location. October 2016. I had a rare trip up to London on my own, meeting up with my aunt and uncle in St. Thomas’ Street, Southwark. I took the tube direct […]
Last summer, we stayed in north Pembrokeshire near Fishguard, a beautiful area and we quite fell in love with it. The hills, grass pastures, the Preseli Mountains and beautiful coast walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast overlooking the blue/green sea. You stand a good chance of seeing porpoises, seals and dolphins while walking on the coast paths. We discovered last year that the best time to visit Skomer is in June and July when the puffins are breeding. So we put it in our diaries to visit during a gap in the GCSE exams this summer.
April 2016, We are beginning to explore Purbeck now the better weather has arrived. We drop off one of our sons at a local South Coast university and duty done, we drive over to Studland via the wonderful Chain Ferry. On the drive down from the Midlands, we noticed that the further south we drove, […]
An easy 6 mile low level walk, taking in the village of Castle Bolton and it’s 13th century Castle. The stunning waterfalls of Aysgarth, back through Carperby and walking back to the castle across Bolton Moor with great views across Wensleydale.