Category Archives: places we go

Holiday vibes and shadow photos

Having a lovely time here in Portugal. We have found our own routine. Late breakfast, reading, pool, late lunch. A walk here and nap there just the perfect lazy holiday. I’ve also been taking lots of photos some on the … Continue reading

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“Have you seen the Smew?” – a foray into twitching

One of the places I wanted to visit during our recent trip to Suffolk was RSPB Minsmere. We have a nature programme here in the UK called Springwatch and they have based themselves at this nature reserve during the filming. … Continue reading

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London calling – 2015 edition

I thought I would cheer myself up from this very gloomy January day with a look back at a few gems from our trip to London last summer with my niece. A game of patience on the train. We take … Continue reading

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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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