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1 Trip, 2 Bays, 3 Waterfalls

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We had to go to Swansea recently and decided to add a couple of extra days for amusing ourselves. We had rented a flat for this stay overlooking Swansea Bay and this was the view from our balcony. It’s a pity it was cloudy. The weather on the third (last) day was better. The morning […]

We had been waiting for a sunny day and were beginning to think that it would never happen and then, suddenly, today it was sunny. Time for a trip methinks. We set off for Ironbridge which is just over an hour by car from us going via St. Milburga's Well in the village of Stoke St […]

Castle to Canal

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Who's a silly boy then? We did this trip at the end of July and I duly wrote it up and I thought that I had posted it on the Blog – but no, I had forgotten that important bit. As you can see I have rectified that mistake and here it is in all […]

Return from Rotherhithe

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It all started so well too. We arrived, as usual, at Liverpool Street Station after an uneventful journey and walked down to Aldgate where, by chance, we discovered something that we weren't anticipating. This is a modern wooden monument which is standing on the site of one of the old London gates, namely, Aldgate. It […]

Yesterday we were thinking of going on a day trip but in the end we decided not to. Why did we not go? Because we had worn ourselves out the day before on another day trip. We had decided to go shopping. We wanted a mower lift, a coiled hose that stretches to 100 feet […]

Just over 4 weeks ago Amanda and I were planning a day trip to London as the weather forecast was good. However one evening about 5 days before that planned trip Amanda started to feel nauseous and then spent most of the night vomiting into a bucket by the bed followed by a bad cough […]

A narrow perspective

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I often see prospective visitors to this country asking what the weather will be like at such and such a time of year. The simple answer is that nobody knows. Even our weather forecasters often get it wrong. Let me give you an example. On Friday the forecast for Saturday was clear skies all day […]