For those not of a religious nature and in fact those without a specific knowledge of 14th century saints, the name St Pancras means nothing, other than it being a somewhat magnificent London Railway Terminus.For those who may want to know more, St Pancras became a saint due to his martyrdom and rebellion against the […]Read More Saint Pancras
Travelling back to Yorkshire from a family event in Essex last Sunday was not a rushed journey, so we took the opportunity to stop off at Cambridge. Cambridge is probably just over 2 and 1/2 hours drive from our home when the traffic is being kind, but we never really go there, so making an […]Read More Seizing the moment…..
TV viewers of a certain generation in the UK will be familiar with TOWIE. For those not in that demographic, its a reality TV programme, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ following lives of 20 somethings living and nightclubbing around Romford, a London suburb but actually in the neighbouring county of Essex and holidaying in Magaluf […]Read More The only way is….
A few weeks ago, we had a quick visit to Northumberland for the weekend. From where we live in Yorkshire, it’s only a couple of hours drive away and to use that well used cliche, it is a hidden gem! Castles, deserted beaches with seals , lighthouses and unspoilt towns all just a couple of […]Read More Bookshops, log fires and trains
It’s Twelfth night today and as tradition dictates, time to take down the Christmas decorations. We had numerous Christmas cards and as we were gathering them for recycling we noticed one from Helen and Steven. A nice seasonal card, with snow, robins and a picture perfect cottage in the woods with roaring log fire. One […]Read More Who are Helen and Steven?
Ask someone about what is a really great German export and if they are ‘into cars’ they may well name one of the above…with apologies to Audi who I really should also have included on the list. But cars are not unique and any proud Italian will counter this and reel off the names Ferrari, […]Read More BMW, Mercedes or Porsche?
This might sound like a cryptic crossword clue but it’s not. Waiting at London’s Kings Cross Station station for a homebound train to Yorkshire earlier in week I decided to buy some lunch for the train journey. By chance I picked up a fruit drink sweetened with honey from a start up ethical company who […]Read More Just bee cause!
Let me explain…… Yesterday we bought our Christmas Tree. We are fortunate that we have a National Trust site near us (for those from outside the UK and not familiar with it read more here about what this is click here ) and in spring and summer they do plant sales, but in winter just […]Read More Fishtanks, Maccaroni cheese and Christmas Trees
The city of Bristol in the south west corner of the UK has got a lot going for it. Lots of waterways and restored industrial buildings, elegant Georgian squares, and more rejuvenation of old buildings into new residences and places for leisure than you would ever think sustainable for what is only the UK’s 10th […]Read More Tap here to help!
The country singer Lee Ann Womack probably isn’t on any of my itunes playlists. However fate, a.k.a. music shuffle, determined that I would listen to her ‘signature’ hit “Dance” the other day. When I am travelling by air, I end up listening to a lot of my music that I have amassed in iTunes. The […]Read More Glass half full