Greetings Fellow Adventurers! During this year of turmoil, there have been a few places close by that have helped keep us sane. One of those is Tusmore Park near Bicester in Oxfordshire. To give a bit of historical background - There has been a settlement at Tusmore since the Saxon period, and it was even… Continue reading A Stroll around Tusmore Park
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! What a fantastic day - for the first time since January, my wife Alli and I finally had a chance to visit a Castle!!! We took a trip to Kenilworth in Warwickshire, partly just for the hell of it, and partly to scout out what 'social distancing' measures were in place. It… Continue reading We went to a CASTLE!!!!!!!!!!!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers If you're lucky enough to live near some woods, the Bluebells are out in force this year! Simple stunning, although I still don't understand why they're called Bluebells, they're obviously PURPLE!!!! (My wife approves!) I think they need a better PR company. Farewell my friends and stay safe!
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
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! 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!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we finished off our walk from Conwy to Caernarfon, and finished with a visit to the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. For a fuller report on what we got up to - my wife has written another of her excellent posts about it here! As it stands we had a nice last yomp along… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle