Final six nations weekend 2018

For the last few years I have attended at least one of the six nations matches, but not this year….. So on the final weekend we made the trip to Brighton to watch all three matches with my sister and Jane. The weather was inclement but roads were fine. We were going to eat foodContinue reading “Final six nations weekend 2018”

2017

This last year has been well documented by me, but I will post a few photos here too! As is the way, there has been highs (many) and lows (few), but that is life. How we cope with the lows is the important thing, with support of family and friends. Reading through my blogs forContinue reading “2017”

The reef police dismisseth us……

The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we sought to stay; The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we’d stay all day. The Leith police dismisseth us, We both sighed sighs apiece; And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye Were the size of the Leith police. A tongue twister came to mindContinue reading “The reef police dismisseth us……”

Keep right on to the end of the road……

Sunday arrived and we had beautiful weather for the Scottish relatives, friends and neighbours to celebrate the diamond anniversary. Food, drink and chairs were in place. Guests arrived and laughter rang out. We spilled over into the garden and it was so good to see so many smiling faces. I read a poem by BobContinue reading “Keep right on to the end of the road……”

Shine bright like a diamond….

My sister and I travelled almost 500 miles by road yesterday to be a part of the first celebration of our parents 60th wedding anniversary. What a privilege to be able to be here, and what an achievement! We arrived after a 12 hour journey, falling exhausted into bed. An early start today and aContinue reading “Shine bright like a diamond….”

Pulchritude

Way back in February I saw that David Tennant was to star at the Wyndham’s theatre in Don Juan in Soho, and bought tickets as I would happily pay to see him open a paper bag!  I won’t lie, after last Saturday’s events in London, I was anxious about travelling up there.  I don’t believeContinue reading “Pulchritude”

Homeward bound

After a night in a warm room we were woken at 8:32 this morning. This left little time for showers etc and as it was miserable outside, we made our way to breakfast, which was again, very good!  A meander through the streets of Bakewell meant buying cheese, beer and treats for home! We returnedContinue reading “Homeward bound”

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 beforeContinue reading “Two tarts in Bakewell..”

Final Day 

The ultimate goal of our road trip was to attend the Final today at Murrayfield, and so it was, Saracens v Clermont Auvergne.  I even purchased a rugby top for the occasion!  The weather forecast was poor and we left North Berwick on foot to catch the train to Edinburgh Haymarket. Drizzle became quite heavyContinue reading “Final Day “

Day 5 to North Berwick

Miles completed yesterday  over 140. After our comfortable stay at Ugiebrae in Seahouses, where nothing was too much trouble, we enjoyed our pre ordered breakfast. Poached eggs on toast and creamy mushrooms on brioche: another wonderful breakfast. A stop at Bamburg Castle for a photo or two and we continued on our way A coupleContinue reading “Day 5 to North Berwick”

Treehouses to Seahouses

We travelled 102 miles to Harrogate and didn’t have to travel very far for breakfast. Just along the road we found Hoxton North: modern with a great vibe and fab food Breakfast demolished we checked out, took a cheeky photo by a flash car, then we were off to Alnwick. Playlist was very 60’s, 70’sContinue reading “Treehouses to Seahouses”

Road trip:prequel

Tomorrow my friend Debbie and I embark on a road trip culminating in two rugby cup finals on Friday and Saturday, and I am so 😊  The trip came about after last year’s finals in France. I watched from afar as debbie posted of her travels etc, so we decided to do the trip, stoppingContinue reading “Road trip:prequel”