Following on from yesterday’s glorious weather it was back down to Earth with a bump today with torrential rain. Before we saw the forecast the plan had been to walk to Swanage along the coastal path and then get the train back.… Read the rest
There’s been a few polls running on Twitter recently asking what people considered to e a ‘staycation’. The options being a holiday where you go places from home or a holiday in this country.
I am clearly at odds with the results of this poll as I consider a staycation to be being based at home with trips out.… Read the rest
When junior school children go back to the classroom in September (assuming that they do) I have no doubt that up and down the country teachers will be getting their pupils to write the “what I did during my lockdown” essay.… Read the rest
The weather has been incredibly kind to us this week choosing only to rain once we have completed our daily exercise. This is very generous of it and, as I said yesterday, unexpected by both us and the weather apps. All this meant that once again on opening the curtains while there wasn’t clear blue skies the grey sheet above didn’t look too threatening.… Read the rest
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
While many place still remain closed the National Trust has opened the grounds of a number of its properties. In order to limit numbers you have to go on to their website the Friday before and make a booking. Given that we are off this week we’d decided that it would be nice to go and stretch our legs at a couple of local NT places.… 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