Tag: Britain

Something about myths and heroes…

I don’t think that I got around to telling you about Padstow…or Tintagel. It was one of those days that started out as nothing and turned into something. In fact, it turned into one of the more memorable days of the holiday. We’d… Read More

An Abbey, a visit to Broadway, and another Castle…

I’ll always remember my first proper day in England on that visit way back in September 1995. Aunt Anne and Uncle Tom took us across from Gloucester to the markets at Chepstow Racecourse. It was raining and we bought cockles with vinegar and… Read More

Westley Farm Cottage…

  Over the last couple of days, I’ve come to the realisation that I wasn’t meant to be a office and supermarket person. Instead, I’ve constructed this rather detailed fantasy life where I live in a charming cottage, fitted out with mismatching… Read More

Ten things I’ve learned on tour…

  We’re currently back in the Cotswolds, in a lovely farm cottage just outside the village of Chalford. There are donkeys and sheep in the paddock behind us, and through the kitchen window is a view across the valley to Chalford Hill…. Read More

Stirling Castle…

One thing we’ve learned about Scotland so far, is if you see a patch of light, grab it- it mightn’t be there when next you look. So it was when we drove into Stirling. It had been raining when we left Bucklyvie,… Read More

Glencoe…

One of my strongest memories from when we were here twenty years ago, was of standing in the glen at Glencoe in the Scots mist and seeing one of those F number fighter jets come screaming through the glen- quite low. Then… Read More

Whitby…

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

Filey…

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

York…

  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

The Cotswolds…

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