When I told people that I was going to take a tour around the Reading Prison the general question was “why?” My response is that other than Porridge and on news reports I haven’t been into a prison – not having the pleasure of being at Her Majesty’s pleasure and all that!… Read the rest
It can’t be a coincidence that on both the occasions I have visited Manchester a fight has broken out. I suppose some might see me as the catalyst but in both cases I was an innocent bystander.
We had chosen a weekend in Manchester solely because it is equidistant between the homes of ourselves in Reading and our friends in Newcastle.… Read the rest
Like many people I have a bucket list of things that I want to do and this week I managed to tick another one off the list with a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.
I’m sure that if I could go back to my younger self and tell me that one day I’d have a hankering to go to a flower show I would have laughed so hard it would have hurt.… Read the rest
I don’t think that there is any landscape that isn’t improved by a dusting of snow and when it is already a great vista the snow makes it magical (until it melts and becomes a slushy mess obviously!).
This last weekend we were with friends in Northumberland and the snow allowed for some great landscape pictures featured here.… Read the rest
Christmas is such a time of overindulgence so it is really good to get out and blow away a few cobwebs and work off a little of the turkey. Last year we managed five National Trust visits over five counties in seven days so we decided to try and do something similar again this year.… Read the rest