More by accident than by design we have ended up visiting three RHS shows in gardens in consequtive weeks and I am not sorry!
As I sit here writting this with the rain pouring down outside the window I still marvel at the fact that we managed three days over three weeks in perfect weather.… Read the rest
I really like Heritage Open Days, the national, annual event that opens up places that you wouldn’t otherwise get access to. In previous years I’ve managed to visit the store room of Reading museum and Reading Abbey before it was reopened.… Read the rest
I thought that I hadn’t been to the National Museum of Scotland before but as soon as we were inside I recognised it. From a dark and oppresive entrance it opens out into a vast light and airy space. It is a beautiful place packed with interesting objects.… Read the rest
We must have been to Edinburgh more than half a dozen times and after so many visits we are still finding new things to see and do.
I’m not sure why we have never been to The Elephant House before because it does tick all the boxes for us: Tea & coffee ✓, Caramel Shortbread ✓and a Harry Potter connection ✓.… Read the rest
When we arrived in Edinburgh on Monday I started to see ads on the side of buses for a Ray Harryhausen exhibition and I thought “ooh that would be good to go to”. This happened once before in 2015 when Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art had on a Roy Litchenstein exhibition.… Read the rest
Second day and the sun is still shining! We had a couple of shows booked today but the first one wasn’t until lunchtime. That’s the thing about the Fringe – nothing much gets going until the afternoon leaving you the mornings free to explore the city.… Read the rest
Well this is a novelty – not only a holiday but also a plane journey too! We are on our way to Edinburgh, delayed from last year, to spend some time at the Fringe.
I must admit that last night I was a little apprehensive about it all as it has been quite a while since we have been on a plane.… Read the rest
I’ve always wanted to find interesting gifts for people for birthdays and Christmas. I also want to avoid repeating myself but the longer you’ve known someone the harder it becomes and socks just won’t cut it.
So it was that I found myself on a train making my way to Bristol to meet my Dad for a trip round the SS Great Britain.… Read the rest