Three years ago we went to the Chelsea Flower Show because it was a huge event and was on my bucket list. Now we were back again partly because we enjoyed it so much last time and now we’re even older and more into gardening than before so were looking for ideas.… Read the rest
I’m a sucker for a bit of Genesis and since the demise of the band opportunities to hear them live have disappeared although, to be fair, I thought that the last time the band played together (in 2007) they were pretty disappointing.… Read the rest
While at the Edinburgh festival this year we went to see a parody of the musical Hamilton based on the F1 life of Lewis Hamilton, something that has obviously been begging to be done. If you were an F1 nut, as I am, you’d have greatly enjoyed the pastiche.… Read the rest
It was my birthday this weekend (thanks for the best wishes, cards and cake!) and as a special treat to myself I arranged to go up to London to ride the Mail Rail.
Mail Rail is the name of the narrow gauge railway that ran underneath London and was, until 2003, how Royal Mail transferred post across the city. … 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
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
We’re off again and this time it’s a big one – the west coast of America. This is a trip that we had planned to take to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Given that this year was our 27th anniversary you can see we slipped a little.… Read the rest
Some reading this may well conclude that I am either a heathen or, perhaps, a philistine – maybe even both. (My use of both heathen and philistine should count in my favour though).
However, let’s get it out of the way early.… 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