On this day – England Expects…

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…

On this day – Happy Birthday Nelson!

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!

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Colours

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

Happy Birthday Maddie – you’re old enough to drive a tractor now!

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!

A Day by the Sea

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! What with one thing and another, we’ve not had the chance to take Ratty out for an adventure drive over the summer, but thankfully last Saturday we were able to change that. Heading south, we visited Portchester Castle (near Portsmouth) followed by a few hours at Stokes bay near Gosport. Our last… Continue reading A Day by the Sea