Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Back in the Autumn we found ourselves in major need of a a castle fix, so we took a trip down to Goodrich near Ross-on-Wye to visit one of our favourites. The trip was a lot of fun, the drive down through the Cotswolds is always beautiful and after the two hours… Continue reading A Visit to Goodrich Castle
A few weeks ago, after a particularly wet and miserable weekend, we decided late on the Sunday afternoon to get out in the Ratmobile and enjoy the sudden appearance of the sun. Total distance traveled: less than 30 miles Total time at the wheel: About 4 hours Packets of square crisps eaten: 8 Escaping out… Continue reading A Brill-iant Sunday Drive
You might not have noticed, but I've not been about in the blogsphere much over the past month - I hadn't intended to take a break, it just kind of happened. I'm hoping to start getting a few more posts out soon - but in the meantime I just wanted to say a thank you… Continue reading Looking back…
Ahoy there Fellow Adventurers! Welcome to another quick installment of the ‘Maddie Templeton Maritime History’ series. On this day, October the 21st in 1805, two imposing armadas fought for control of the seas - the combined French and the Spanish fleets on one side, and the Royal Navy on the other. The battle would result… Continue reading On this day – England Expects…
Ahoy there Fellow Adventurers! Welcome to another quick installment of the 'Maddie Templeton's Maritime History' series. On this day in 1758 an English national hero was born, none other than Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté) - Yes him, that bloke off the column! An outstanding sailor and commander, he is most remembered… Continue reading On this day – Happy Birthday Nelson!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Its that time of year again, where the trees around us burst into a kaleidoscope of colour and everywhere is covered in falling leaves. With the changes come a promise of a wonderful Autumn and Winter to follow with dark evenings, cosy fires, woolly hats, mists and mellow fruitfulness - Fantastic! Personally… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Colours
Alli and I just wanted to wish a happy 16th Birthday to our wonderful daughter Maddie, and we both really hope you enjoy your day - you're only 16 once! As you can see she's always been adventurous ... As most of you have probably guessed, she loves tall-ships, pirates and anything to do with… Continue reading Happy Birthday Maddie – you’re old enough to drive a tractor now!