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!
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
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! It's been so long since I wrote one of my 'Sunday Drive' posts (May in fact) that I'd forgotten I was actually writing them! So I thought it was high time I resurrected the series - the idea being that they give me an outlet to share some of our shorter… Continue reading Sunday Drive/Walk: Brinklow Castle, Warwickshire
Greeting Fellow Adventurers! Do you ever look up when you see one of those little light aircraft fly overhead and wonder where they're going and what adventures they're having? Ratplane Adventures maybe? ''Those magnificent men in their flying machines. They go up, tiddly, up, up. They go down, tiddly, down, down. They enchant all the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Those Magnificent Men (& Women)…
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! The other weekend Alli and I did a wonderful long walk across the Chiltern countryside from the little Buckinghamshire town of Wendover. As a guide, we used the Chiltern Society's book: ‘50 Great walks in the Chilterns’. As I’ve mentioned before, these walking books are a great idea if you want… Continue reading A walk in the Woods with the Ancients…
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! After three weeks I'm still missing our adventures in Wales, so much so that earlier I found myself looking through the the masses of pictures we'd taken... ....this one stood out somewhat. I really, really shouldn't have left my sandwiches on the roof... Farewell my friends!
Whilst dropping my daughter off at her sailing class this morning, I noticed this chap standing on the pontoon - I assume he's after his breakfast. Not fancying fish - I declined his offer to join him and went for a coffee... Not the best photo I've ever taken, but I took it with the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Finding Breakfast
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! Having almost reached the end of our 'Welsh Castle Quest' and not wanting to double up on posts, I'm going to pass you over to my wife to recount the last few days of our adventures . I've really enjoyed the last two weeks, it's been a great quest and a holiday… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 14 – Signing off