OH 60 Day 4

So the 21st of August was upon us, Kevin’s 60th birthday. I asked him what time he was born and he didn’t know. I was up at 7:15, to find there was no water. After much twiddling with taps I managed to squeeze a dribble to wash my hair. After that whilst drying my hair…

A weekend of cricket,sun and a Brucie Bonus!

Way back I put in to the ballot for the Lord’s test England v Pakistan and was successful for yesterday. The first two days went Pakistan’s way but we hoped to see England make a better fist of playing against the young, talented Pakistan side. Now that is as deep as I will probably be!…

Snow Day

We have been warned about the Beast from the East, an extreme weather forecast with snow, freezing temperatures and all the chaos that can bring! I received the first text just after 5:30am and got up and left for work at 6:40. Roads were treacherous in places, the car drifted and flurries of snow were…

Gold Coast

Today the Magellan Ashes were to start, but our tickets are for Saturday, so what to do? We have decided on a trip to the Gold Coast. A mere 1 1/2 hours on the train to Varsity Lakes, then 1/2 an hour on a bus to Burleigh Heads. Is this a syrup? We arrived just…

Sunrise to Sunset

An early start to catch the sunrise, another stunner. We made our way to the beach 🏖 to kayak! Me , Kevin and Georgina went in one, and with a little help we were off. Have to say not terribly comfortable so we went back to the shoreline to move seats. This proved hilarious as…

Just taking it easy

After the exertions of yesterday, tides was going to be a little more relaxed. The kids went to the beach after breakfast to tandem kayak and to do paddle boarding. Kevin and I had a leisurely breakfast and took a walk up the hill to visit the white church we can see from our room….

Daintree Rainforest

One of the reasons to come to the north east coast was to take in a trip to the world heritage site of Daintree rainforest🤗 and this trip didn’t disappoint We first visited the wildlife park with obligatory koala pictures. A wander through the rest of the park showed the diversity of this country’s fawna…

The land down under 🤗

Jet lagged I’ve decided to write about our travels so far. We left England after meeting Colin, Kevin’s best friend for over 40 years, where we all flew to HK. Have to say, Cathay Pacific were great and the journey, including 4 hour changeover, was smooth, in fact, we all agree that it has been…

Two decades and a funeral

Bev and I have known each other for over 30 years and a recent invite to accompany her to althorp was one that I had to take up. Weather was set fair and I drove to her home, and we made the journey to Northants. First stop was to visit the above, then we made…

Cricket  England v South Africa

The reason behind our trip was the cricket match today, and we awoke to get skies and drizzle.  Breakfast and getting ready took precedence and the drizzle became heavy showers 😞  As we wiped away 40 minutes a break in the clouds, and the rain stopped so we walked to Cardiff bay station. We had…

Dyffryn Gardens

Another day, another house and gardens, this one a National Trust property just outside Cardiff. The gardens less formal than yesterday, but a sculpture here and there. The sun shone intermittently but the moisture in the air did not dampen our enthusiasm. We stopped for the obligatory cream tea and wandered around the stalls where…

Two tarts in Bakewell..

We woke this morning to sunshine. We breakfasted and showered ready for today’s journey to Bakewell.  We left just after 11.00 am and took the scenic route. We saw sheep, cows uninhabited terrain and enjoyed the odd oopla!  We stopped off in Hexham, saw the gaol briefly and had a cuppa and a scone before…