A reverse advent for 2017

A reverse advent for 2017

A reverse advent for 2017 Chocolate or no chocolate Last year I took part in a reverse advent where instead of having a chocolate every day, I gave away items on freecycle or to local charity shops for each day of advent. Well, to be strictly truthful, I try and avoid...
What we did in York while we were away

What we did in York while we were away

What we did in York while we were away On our way up to Rothbury, and back down again, we stayed in York for a few days. What a beautiful city, and so full of history, starting way back in 75AD with the Romans. On the day we arrived, we walked for miles around the...
Are free holidays possible?

Are free holidays possible?

Are free holidays possible? Fancy a ‘Free’ holiday? Stressed? Broke? Need a holiday? Want a free one? Well, who wouldn’t want one or three of those! It seems too good to be true doesn’t it. Infeasible, gimmicky and quite possibly untrue. But woah, hold your horses....
Kandersteg and the Swiss Alps

Kandersteg and the Swiss Alps

Kandersteg and the Swiss Alps Didja miss me? I missed waffling away to you over the past week. We’ve been away again and I’ve agreed not to talk about it whilst away, but I really don’t like it! We’ve been on a fabulous walking holiday in the...
On our Hols

On our Hols

On our Hols We’ve been away! I would love to chat away to you on all the lovely things we do when away whilst they are happening, but Mike thinks it is a security risk and doesn’t like it. I suppose he’s right, it would be easy to find out where we live, so I,...
Away for a few days

Away for a few days

Away for a few days We’re away for a few days, well, a week in fact. First stop was my Mums on Saturday for her 89th birthday. She’s doing really well (hello Mum – waves), and lives with my sister in a little village near Northampton. Then Sunday we drove 20 or so...

Bread, bread and more bread

Bread, bread and more bread I have lots of lovely pictures to show you, but they simply won’t load today. The broadband speed is appalling this evening and everything is taking for ever. So I’ll post this and get the pictures in when I can. Shame about the piccies...

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig We set off bright and early this morning to drive 300 miles back home. It wasn’t a bad trip at all, we didn’t stop much, just wanted to get home. First thing I did, after picking up the mountain of post on the mat, was check the...

Back in Kendall for the day

Back in Kendall for the day First of all, we went to a power station yesterday. It was amazing, there was almost nothing to see from the outside. They had, literally, hollowed out the mountain, Ben Cruachan, and put all the machinery inside and built a dam in a basin...