Staycation 2021 – Day 8 (Waddesdon Manor)

Thursday, 24th September 2021 – Waddesdon Manor On the Thursday of our staycation, after a scheduled session with my physiotherapist to sort out a neck/shoulder issue, we headed off into Buckinghamshire, via a series of delays caused by the hideous works for HS2, to spend the day at Waddesdon Manor. Now, Wikipedia says that Waddesdon…

Staycation 2021 – Day 5 (Dojima Sake Brewery, Fordham Abbey)

Monday, 21st September 2021 – Dojima Sake Brewery Did you know that sake is now brewed in the UK? No? Nor did we until a couple of weeks ago, when I was hunting around for interesting places to visit on our staycation. It looked intriguing, and was over the same direction as Ely. We were…

Staycation 2021 – Day 5 (Ely)

Monday, 21st September 2021 – Ely After returning from Goodwood on the Sunday, Monday morning saw us getting off to a slowish start and heading east towards Cambridge and beyond. Our destination was the city of Ely, in Cambridgeshire. Now you may think “city = large centre of population” but actually what it means is…

Staycation 2021 – Day 1 (Tinwood Estate)

Thursday, 16th September 2021 In the face of Covid, and the resulting price hikes for any form of accommodation in the UK (because the owners/landlords know they have a mostly captive audience), we decided we would have a genuine staycation and would spend a week or so at home, going out for the day to…

Travel 2020 – Towcester to Hulcote

May 2020 – Towcester to Hulcote, Northamptonshire Sunday mornings since the lockdown began have taken on a pattern of their own, with breakfast at around 10, usually a poached or boiled egg, with toast while we listed to the radio, followed by grabbing a camera, and a raincoat and heading out for a walk. There…

Travel 2019 – Hamburg, Day 5

Monday, 2nd December 2019 – Hamburg Feeling a lot better than I had on Sunday, we had breakfast (I still wasn’t risking anything more solid than yogurt, followed by scrambled eggs) and then we packed up our bags, checked out of our room, and left our luggage with the hotel while we headed off to…

Travel 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 11, Mulhouse

Monday, 23nd September 2019 – Mulhouse Monday was mostly all about cars, so if they don’t interest you, you may want to look away now! When I was running the day before I got a good look at some of the neighbourhood, and while I was cooling down afterwards I took a few photos of…