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A date with Shakespeare in Stratford

One of the great things about middle age is that it’s no longer necessary make any attempt towards coolness. I can happily admit that I’m a Shakespeare fan – it’s quite OK to be a geek at my age. To celebrate this situation, I’m heading to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first time today to indulge myselfContinue reading “A date with Shakespeare in Stratford”

An exclusive promenade in Richmond

It’s another warm weekend (yes another one, I’ve almost forgotten that I live in the UK recently), so we decide to get in the car and drive to outer London again. Why have we never done this before? Apparently it’s because of my holiday ‘obsession’. We decide on Richmond this time around – the WestContinue reading “An exclusive promenade in Richmond”

Travels in my neighbourhood: Cliveden

When we moved back to the UK after 11 years away, I vowed that I wouldn’t take my own country for granted like I did when I was younger. I even bought a Lonely Planet guide to England as a statement of intent. When I was a kid, we were always out and about visitingContinue reading “Travels in my neighbourhood: Cliveden”

Come walk with me to Taplow

Today we’re really staying close to home in accordance with those good old coronavirus guidelines. Taplow is literally across the river from Maidenhead. Cross the Thames and you are in fact in another county – Buckinghamshire. Bucks is famous for being posh. It’s the third most expensive place to live in the UK after LondonContinue reading “Come walk with me to Taplow”

Come walk with me…part 1

It’s been harder than I thought, keeping up a travel blog in lockdown. Writing about past holidays whilst being forced to cancel future overseas trips (three so far, sob!), is just a bit depressing if I’m honest. But I don’t want to give up on blogging. Surely it won’t be long before we get backContinue reading “Come walk with me…part 1”

Travels in my neighbourhood: The River Thames

I honestly do believe that adventure is right outside your front door. You just have to switch off the telly and go and find it. You might not even have to go very far. I’m lucky enough to have the amazing Thames Path just down the road from where I live. In around 10 minutesContinue reading “Travels in my neighbourhood: The River Thames”