Our day trip to the Dales

We recently went to Leeds to visit Phil, a friend of hubby’s. Phil has featured several times on this blog as he is the Leeds connection for the annual Fleet Tour when my husband together with school friends go to Leeds for the week-end and play football. Well that is what they are supposed to be doing! You can see […]

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Paddington

We’ve been to see Paddington. No, not the station! The film about the bear from darkest Peru and it was wonderful. I never read the stories as a child or as a parent to a young child when my son was small but I know they are very popular. It was definitely a ‘feel good’ movie with several scenes where […]

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Forest Trip

We had arranged to meet up with friends at the little seaside town of Weymouth but as it was still the holidays, decided that we would take the ‘scenic route’. Now that actually means going way out of our way but I wanted to drive through the New Forest. It had been my old stomping ground for my later teen […]

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The magic of Murrayfield Hotel

As you will know, we recently stayed at the Murrayfield Hotel and House (Making a cup of coffee). I promised I would share more of this amazing place. Here in this selection you can see the size of the room and the wonderful design of it. Just look at that arrangement above the bed. As the room was so big, […]

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Blackpool from the car

We first visited Blackpool as a family back in 1990. On that occasion¬†we had decided to stay over so that we could ‘see the lights’. In those days, coach tours from across the country brought visitors to see the ‘Illuminations’ and it was almost one of those things that should be on a bucket list. I don’t know if that […]

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An Overnight Stay

We had to get to Blackpool for a football match and it is quite a trek from Bristol so not really possible for a day trip. So, we decided an overnight stay was in order. We have stayed at the Normanhurst Hotel before and found it very comfortable so we booked in. Our room ‘The Watkins Suite’ (!) was bright, […]

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