We went to a CASTLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!

Bluebells in the Wood!

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!

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

Sunday Drive/Walk: Brinklow Castle, Warwickshire

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

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Those Magnificent Men (& Women)…

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)…

Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle

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

Welsh Castle Quest Day 11 – Up in the Mountains!

Greetings my fellow Adventurers! After completing another leg of our walk today, we took a drive up through the mountains of Snowdonia before going back to our cottage. As we drove further up the mountain road the gathering clouds opened in a torrential downpour that had me pulling on raincoat every time I wanted to… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 11 – Up in the Mountains!