Weather apps can be deceptive and wrong. Yesterday it looked as if today was going to be a write off in terms of being able to get out for a dry walk but as we drove over to Basildon Park it was still dry.… Read the rest
Sandwiched between the good weather and the shops reopening is our “holiday” week. Originally it was going to be spent at Centreparcs but that has been shoved out by 13 months due to the Covid situation. Our employers are keen that we use up some of our leave entitlement and so here we are on our first “staycation”.… Read the rest
I started to write this post a couple of months ago and then ran out of steam as Covid started to take control – thankfully not to me but the country and wider world as a whole. I revisited the post again as next week we were supposed to be going on holiday and while that clearly isn’t now going to happen I thought it was still worth some reflection on what might constitute holidays for the rest of 2020 and possibly into 2021 too.… 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
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