This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

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 …

Half-Term Road Trip | Westonbirt Arboretum & Castle Combe

During last week's half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our first stop was the Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury.  The Arboretum was established in 1829 and is now home to some 18,000 trees and shrubs spread over 600 acres. At this time of year, even when the weather isn't ideal (it was wet and … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Westonbirt Arboretum & Castle Combe

Month in Numbers | October

I don't know where October went.  I seem to have blinked and missed it!  Let's see if October was oarsome {ahem}:During our three days long road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders, we visited 4 new-to-us destinations: Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe, Lacock and Avebury.  We covered some 350 miles, most of which were on beautiful 'B' roads.  … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …