Spring Travels turn into Spring Travails

Late last year my fishpond began to leak and before too long it became apparent that some serious repairs were going to be needed. Ever since we took charge of … Continue Reading →


August Holidays

The featured image is “Supergrandma” pumping up an inflatable ring on the beach at Torquay (note the holstered SPF).


Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The Broadstairs Charles Dickens Festival has been taking place on the third week in June since 1937, when the local council wanted to celebrate one hundred years since the famous … Continue Reading →


Treasures of North Norfolk

Worn out from some very pressing family commitments, Grahame and I took an October mini-break at my sister’s place in North Norfolk. There, bleak vistas of windswept shingle beaches and … Continue Reading →


A Novel Way to Celebrate the Fourth of July

It was very appropriate that the date chosen for my ground breaking ceremony in Thanet should be the 4th July as it arrived to find me embroiled in my preparations … Continue Reading →


Romney Marsh – Smugglers’ Retreat

Fortunately for us the day chosen to drop two of the grandchildren off with their other grandmother in Rye was dry and sunny; something of a special prize at this … Continue Reading →


The Long Road East

Any hope that my family and friends may have had that I would be staying away from controversial destinations with the purchase of a retirement home in Broadstairs, East Kent … Continue Reading →


Travel updates

Since the last update I’ve been criss-crossing the country like a crazy woman, trying to keep up with all the family and house buying commitments, not to mention following my … Continue Reading →


Beautiful Broadstairs

In spite of all the frantic preparations for my impending house move we have managed to squeeze in a couple of days Easter break in Thanet. I even allowed myself … Continue Reading →


St Albans Cathedral

Here, at last, is a gallery of gorgeous pictures from a long promised return to St Alban’s cathedral. Although I’ve visited a number of times before it is situated on … Continue Reading →