Category Archives: England

Almost Lost in Wiltshire

When it comes to ticking things off that I want to do, I’m not so brilliant. I really shouldn’t create lists like that, because I only end up ignoring them. Lists are for shopping and Saturdays where you have heaps … Continue reading

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Ten Sixty Six

In Flanders, poppies grow every year over the fields where so many died almost a hundred years ago. In Battle, daffodils & jonquils cover the hillside where, almost thousand years ago, many lost their lives. A sombre thought really, for … Continue reading

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Hunting in the Forest

March, and the weather is mild & dry, extending the drought and bringing in the hosepipe ban.  The weather seemed very springlike, so we went out & up into the north London area to ‘almost’ the country to go walking. … Continue reading

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The Glorious Palace of Westminster

Every year at the beginning of September there is a weekend where a number of buildings in London are ‘Open’. Some require you to book (well in advance too!) and some are only open at certain times, it’s a great … Continue reading

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The Romans Started the Essex Thing…

Posting this several months after the event…  We went to Colchester at the end of July – a Roman wall and a chance for some exploring enough to get us out of London for the day and into Essex. Colchester … Continue reading

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Tale of Gloucester

Megan and I decided to get some fresh air and a different perspective and booked a night and a train journey to Gloucester, in the Cotswolds. It was not at all what we expected. M twisted her foot before we … Continue reading

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And His Head Rolled Down the Hill…

Towards the end of Mum & Dad’s holiday in Britain, M & I met them in St Albans for a relaxed sightseeing Sunday. Initially I was a bit concerned, St Albans was the second stop from King’s Cross/St Pancras station … Continue reading

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Grown in Chelsea

Apologies for how long it’s been since I have blogged – 2 months! This is my attempt at getting back on track, so I’ll have to take my Tardis out for a spin. My parents came to visit in May. … Continue reading

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Beside the Sea

We’ve been experiencing very fine weather and, oh, how I’ve missed it! While my Aunt & Uncle were here we had a run of sunny, blue skies for several days, then a return to cool grey. It did not last, … Continue reading

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Moved!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted about the frustration of rental applications in the UK and there are many reasons why there has been no writing since then – the final couple of weeks leading up to … Continue reading

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