Bloggers’ Lunch

If you believe everything you hear/read, blogging is on the decline.  Something to do with people no longer having the concentration levels to read and digest a post of more than a few words.  I disagree, although I recognise that my number of regular readers and commenters has decreased this year.  I believe that the blogging … Continue reading Bloggers’ Lunch

Memos: Mail: Me

On the Happy Mail front this week, the Postie bought me a beautiful note from Julie (in response to Happy Mail I'd sent her).  But as we all know, unsolicited Happy Mail is welcome, whatever the reason behind it.     Despite the mizzle and wintry nip in the air this weekend, we wrapped up warmly and made the most of being outside.  … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me

Half-Term Road Trip | Avebury

During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our third and final day was spent in Avebury, and unfortunately the weather was back to a mix of mist and drizzle.  Would that be mizzle?The standing stones are very much part of the village and apparently they form the largest stone … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Avebury

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

During our day in Lacock, we spent several hours discovering which areas of the village had appeared in the Harry Potter series of films.  My Goddaughter had come along with us and came prepared with her robe and wand.  As you do.That's her, outside James and Lily Potter's house in Godric's Hollow.  The house appeared in Harry … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our second day saw a dramatic improvement in the weather and us the visit the National Trust-owned village of Lacock.Yet again, just like in Castle Combe, beautifully arranged 'pop-up' shops were in evidence.  The one in the photo above even has its own Instagram account (find … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

This Weekend I …

As we had a visitor staying with us over the weekend whom you might describe as a aviation and automobile enthusiast, Saturday saw us taking a short road trip to the Brooklands Museum.  Brooklands, built in 1907, was the world's first purpose-built motor circuit and the home of British Motorsport and Aviation.During both World Wars, Brooklands was requisitioned by the Government … Continue reading This Weekend I …