My holiday is rapidly approaching and excitement is rising.
As is traditional, I’m heading off to the far north, “A” marks the spot.
There should be plenty of fun with the DarkStars, much fishing, rowing, drinking, eating and making chilli and of course bird spotting. Gadget charging and packing has already commenced, I’ll worry [...]
Well the summer holidays will in part be a re-visitation of the lovely surrounds of the A-frame in Drumbeg. Excellent! I may need to buy a watch to celebrate and another to take with me…
After sleeping the sleep of the innocents, the Darkstar household and I enjoyed a fantastic cooked breakfast and then decided on a wee trip out before I headed back home.
We picked Bolton Abbey as our destination, which would give us the chance to walk off our delicious breakfast and enjoy the spring sunshine which [...]
Friday the 23rd saw me up and out early to travel on my way to sunny Leeds to visit the Darkstar family for an evening of debauchery and alcoholic excess. Okay I exaggerate, we played gin rummy (with a shameful episode of the RAGE on my part) had a couple of drinks, especially some lovely [...]
Despite a beery evening, I was up with the lark and off once again to my spiritual home, Laugharne which is where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote many of his most loved poems. The place is so beautiful and peaceful. The village rest at the estuary mouth of River Taf (Afon Taf) which drifts out [...]
Before I heading to Wales, I thought I would visit a town reminiscent of Chester, in that’s medieval, replete with history and on the Welsh border, Shrewsbury.
It’s famous for being the birthplace of Charles Darwin, Clive of India and home to Shrewsbury public school, whose former pupils included such comedy greats as Richard Ingrams, [...]
My holiday began excellently, when I picked up my hire car from the very nice people at Europcar at Waverley Station. Unlike Hertz, who I’ve used before, they were cheaper, I didn’t have to wait 50 minutes to complete the paperwork and they were open on Sunday, which meant I could return the car when [...]
The first road trip in a while is about to commence.
It will cover a mixture of old and new ground. The plan, such as it exists, is to spend more time drinking deep (literally and metaphorically) in Wales.
Leg one of the journey will be from Edinburgh to Chester, stratgeically placed on the northern [...]