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Our short break in Stratford-upon-Avon – Part 1

In June of 2018 we decided to visit Stratford-on-Avon for a short mid-week break as it has been several years since we last visited. We decided to stay in the centre and concentrate on exploring the centre. Here is a … Continue reading

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Gregynog – a garden with woodland walks

Another NGS garden we visited last summer is called by the wonderful name Gregynog. Gregynog is situated in the county of Powys and just has to be worth a visit sporting such a magical name, like something out of the … Continue reading

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A Family Holiday in Scotland – Part 6 – Fountains

After our great family holiday staying in our cottage holiday home in the Scottish Borders, we took a few days to make our way home to make our holiday together  last a little bit longer. We enjoyed two days in … Continue reading

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A Family Holiday in Scotland – Part 5 New Lanark

On one day during our week’s hoiday in the Scottish Borders, we spent time exploring the heritage site at New Lanark, a once busy place in a steeply sided valley, being reborn with a new identity. It is still a … Continue reading

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A Short Break in London – Part 5

Here we are back with my final post about our short break in London, looking at the day we visited Carnaby Street a fabled street when we were teenagers. It was strange though how wide it seems now and how … Continue reading

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A Short Break in London – Part 4

This is number 4 in this mini-series about our London break, where I will take you along the South Bank.    Surprises along the way included the “New Globe” theatre building which seems so out of place but fascinating too, … Continue reading

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A Short Break in London – Part 3

In part 3 of this mini-series of posts sharing our London visit I will be looking at the art pieces in the Tate that attracted me most. A very random selection! But to start off I will share with you … Continue reading

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A Short Break in London – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 we then enjoyed time at The Tate Modern, another ambition I wished for but never thought I would be able to manage. Thanks to my orthopaedic surgeon and support from Jo and Rob the visit … Continue reading

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A Short Break in London – Part 1

Since I had a major operation to rebuild my right leg, I find myself being able to tackle  things I have not done for years and I am gaining confidence to have a go at them. Jude and I  have … Continue reading

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Discovering Anglesey’s ancient places – Lligwy Part 1

We visited some prehistoric sites in early autumn when we enjoyed a short family break and I reported what we found in an earlier blog post. We returned again to the island this spring with more of the family and … Continue reading

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