Welsh Castle Quest Day 3 – Down by the Sea!

Greetings my fellow Adventurers! After yesterday's long walk, we spent a day exploring for a rest. We stopped off at a couple of historic monuments (more on those later) and then drove to a few stops up the coast. We had a closer look at the top of the Dee River again, and then Talacre… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 3 – Down by the Sea!

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Castles!!!

It's been blooming ages since we last visited a castle and I have to say I'm missing them. Thankfully we're off on our Welsh Castle Adventure next week, so my 'low castle warning light' will be fully recharged! To follow our adventures and learn more about the history of these magnificent medieval structures please do… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Castles!!!

Quick Stop – Stoke Bruerne Canal and Museum

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Last week my nautically-mad daughter did her GCSE work experience at the Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire. Needing no excuse for a trip out and a walk, on Friday evening we set off in the Ratmobile pick her up after work, with the intention of taking advantage of the stunning weather… Continue reading Quick Stop – Stoke Bruerne Canal and Museum

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…

On a recent trip to Winchester, we visited the 'Great Hall' - all that remains of Winchester Castle and home to King Arthur's famous 'Round Table'. The table was built by King Edward I in the 1200's. Edward, a massive fan of the Arthurian legends had a plain wooden table built for him and his… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…

Midland Air Museum – Revisited!

Greetings my fellow Adventurers!  (Apologies for being quiet of late (both here and on the Reader), June turned out to be a very busy month and, thanks to the insane amount of rain we had, we didn't get out adventuring much either) Back in April I wrote a post about my local aviation museum -… Continue reading Midland Air Museum – Revisited!

In the amorous footsteps of the Bard…

Greeting fellow Adventurers! One of the advantages of these lengthening days is the ability to get out on a Friday night after work and do some exploring. Last week we decided to take a trip over to Stratford-upon-Avon for an evening stroll, and possibly a glass or two of wine. The route we followed was… Continue reading In the amorous footsteps of the Bard…

Almost Wordless Wednesday! Alfred – he’s really great!

On my birthday last Sunday, we took a trip down to Winchester to have a mooch about. Whilst we were sitting outside a cafe having a cuppa, we noticed this rather splendid chap keeping an eye on us. May I introduce Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 to 899, first of the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday! Alfred – he’s really great!