Category Archives: places we go

Checking in

Just a quick hello from up here on the Northumberland coast. Internet and mobile phone signals are hit and miss, which is mostly a good thing. Well for a week at least! I thought I’d share a pretty remarkable photo. … Continue reading

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The Post box quest continues…..

Here is a bit of an unusual one. A few weeks before we went to London with my younger niece I did a little research to see if I could find any unusual post boxes to add to the collection. … Continue reading

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We’ve been on a little get-a-way

We took my younger niece to London for the weekend. Normal service will resume here when I have recovered for playing ‘mum’ for 48 hours……….

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Where we ate stateside – part two

Here are a few more of the places we found to grab a bite. Calafia Cafe – Palo Alto Although this isn’t a wholly vegetarian restaurant the menu is split in two. One page for ‘meat eaters’ the other for … Continue reading

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The click tick list – see the big meteor crater in Arizona

It’s hard to get an impression of the scale of this impact crater from photos. Actually it was hard while we were stood right there on the top because you can’t judge the scale. The internet images and the wiki … Continue reading

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The quest for a self timed photo

I think about photos a lot. You probably worked that out about me! During our trip to the US in 2008 I began a tradition. I realised that we were not in any photos together. Here we were on our … Continue reading

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For the love of a beverage

It’s fair to say that part of out road trip experience was the podcasts Gav had set up for us to listen to along the drive and the drink stops. And food stops of course. Takeaway porridge? Or Crispy M … Continue reading

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The click tick list – have another US road trip

There is something romantic about the idea of a road trip. Carefree, go where you please, no ties. Well that’s the idea I guess and the pull of this kind of getaway. Our road trips don’t have such abandon worked … Continue reading

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Where we ate Stateside – part one

Like I’ve mentioned before we plan quite a bit when it comes to food when we go away because we both remember, non too fondly, the bread and water we suffered day after day one year in France! (Okay, it … Continue reading

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The click tick list – see Monument Valley

The last time we went to see the Grand Canyon, it was in 2012, we were supposed to swing by Monument Valley too. Time got the better of us and we did not get there but I still wanted to … Continue reading

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