Apparently the Scots have over 50 words for weather. Actually, I made that up- I used the line in Baby It’s You too, but that’s another story. I wouldn’t be surprised if they really did have that many words for weather. Dreich is… Read More

The landscape started to change soon after crossing the bridge over the Firth of Forth. Speaking of the bridge, it’s a mighty great suspension bridge, magnificent, but without the romance of the cantilevered Forth rail bridge that runs beside it. By the… Read More

So anyways, I’m interrupting my usual broadcast to tell you about a really special place to stay- Fauhope Country House. Located just outside Melrose, I’d chosen this place as one of our “special” places- you know, those spots that you choose on… Read More

The Braveheart movie was released at the cinemas just before we were in Scotland last time. Yes, it was that long ago. Anyways, I was fascinated by the story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. I liked to think that Robert… Read More

‘That accent’s not from around here.’ We were at a lay-by on the road from York to Harrogate. It’s 8am on a flipping freezing Saturday morning. The temperature indicator on the car tells me it’s 1 degree, but it feels colder. A… Read More

I don’t know when I first decided we needed to go to Whitby. I’d seen the pictures, of course, but the other week I happened to catch an old episode of Dalziel and Pascoe where Dalziel ended up in a posh hotel… Read More

Today we were off to the seaside. It feels weird- at home we say we’re going to the beach, here we’re heading to the sea for the day. There was some argument in the car about the old folk song Scarborough Fair…. Read More

  Have I ever told you about the time that we tried to go whale watching in Kaikoura in New Zealand? No? Well, that time we attempted to go out three consecutive days, only to have the trip cancelled at the last… Read More

Bibury William Morris is reputed to have said that Bibury is one of the prettiest villages in the world. The travel guides say that Arlington Row, in Bibury, is one of the most photographed row of houses in the world. They (whoever they… Read More

So anyways, I told you yesterday that I’d take you around Burford? Well, who am I to break a promise? I’ll let the pics tell the story…mostly…but before we go any further, I like this town…really like this town. It’s pretty- like… Read More