Summer Picture Gallery

Here is a Picture Gallery of some of our activities and excursions around the country. As the grandchildren get older and more numerous we are having to take full advantage … Continue Reading →

A Carnival of Resistance (President Trump’s visit to London)

Here is a gallery of pictures from President Trump’s visit to the UK last month. Since I am now a senior citizen and no longer have a job to be … Continue Reading →

The Return of King Arthur to Tintagel

It would be difficult for most people to dispute the ghostly majesty of this statue of King Arthur, particularly when viewed against a backdrop of the dramatic weather for which … Continue Reading →

August Holidays

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

Greenway, a Writer’s Refuge

Greenway is the name of a beautifully preserved house and gardens on a secluded stretch of the River Dart estuary, not too far from my sister’s house in Torquay. Grahame … Continue Reading →

Banishing Boris (home from America)

Since getting back from America a couple of weeks ago I’ve been extremely busy. Lily and Rosie had their first holiday with us in Worcestershire, the building work in Thanet … Continue Reading →

Taking to the Skies

It hardly seems as if I’ve touched down before I’m packing up my essentials and setting off to the airport for another trip. Sometimes the opportunities come up inconveniently close … Continue Reading →

Worcs & Warks

Spring in Worcestershire and Warwickshire has been has been a busy time while I criss-crossed the country to supervise building work at my house in Kent and have dental treatment … Continue Reading →

Oxford encounters

My favourite thing about Oxford is the Pitt Rivers Museum, the wonderfully evocative collection of cultural artefacts from around the world that is situated behind the Natural History Museum. My … Continue Reading →

Crossing the Tamar

It’s official! Grahame and I are now properly designated Old Fogies because we have finally joined the National Trust. Actually, the cost of visiting English stately homes has now risen … Continue Reading →