There are some amazing little places tucked away in far flung corners of the UK and I got to visit one of these last weekend – the Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale.
Allendale in Northumberland is a tiny place of about 2,000 people and yet there, in the ground floor of a house, is a small collection of TV science fiction memorabilia.… Read the rest
For my Dad’s birthday I had booked for us both to go over and visit the Brooklands Museum. In my mind I associated it with cars and the banked track that played host to so many early motorsport races. In my Dad’s mind he associated it with planes and when he worked on the site for Vickers in 1964.… Read the rest
While visiting friends over the weekend they took us to somewhere that I have to admit that I’d never even heard of – The Sculpture Park near Churt in Surrey. It turned out to be a hidden gem.
As the name suggests the Sculpture Park is home to several hundred works of art which are set out a long a series of paths through a forest. … Read the rest
We eschewed the delights of a Premier Inn breakfast and instead chose to hit the road early and make our way from Kent to Surrey and the RHS gardens at Wisley. We are recent members of the RHS having been wowed by a previous visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.… Read the rest
Those that know us will know that we aren’t known for our spontinaity and have our lives planned in meticulious detail months, even years, in advance. So when I discovered a couple of weeks ago that we were free this weekend and suggested that we go away for the weekend it came as a surprise to both of us!… Read the rest
London is an amazing place to visit and is eminently walkable if the weather’s fine and you’re up for it. This was us yesterday when we went up to celebrate Helen’s birthday.
We were going up for a cinema trip, more of which later, and had the whole day to kill before it.… Read the rest
This morning at 10am I was in front of my computer trying (in vain as it happened) to get tickets to see Snow Patrol in April. The tickets were going to be £70 and it was standing. Remember what I said about standing before?… Read the rest
It seems that the lead times from ticket purchase to actually going to the event are getting longer and longer. We waited the best part of six months from booking to seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yesterday, some 13 months after we booked the tickets, we got to see the musical that everyone is talking about!… Read the rest
In what is becoming an annual tradition we have once again, having seen off family and friends, got out and about to make the most of our National Trust membership. Last year we did five National Trust properties over an eight day period and the year before five visits over five counties in seven days.… Read the rest
Having made a brief stop off in the outskirts of Watford yesterday we then spent today in the city of Cambridge. Like the Harry Potter Tour we have been to Cambridge several times before. Despite that we managed to do plenty of things today that we have never managed on previous visits.… Read the rest