Holiday: Switzerland Day 5

Day 5 – Wednesday, 28th – Fun in Thun! Welcome to Day 5 – our penultimate full day here in Wengen, Switzerland. The weather, especially over the past few days, has been at best ‘variable’ (that’s the polite version) and today’s forecast looks much the same! Just like yesterday, we woke to the sound of …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 4

Day 4 – Tuesday, 27th – The Damp Patch! 7.45am: Welcome back! and to Day 4 of our six-day holiday here in Wengen, Switzerland! Well, the weather deteriorated overnight, and we woke to find it absolutely hammering it down! It’s colder too, so I think we’ll be keeping it local today! SO FAR… Friday – …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 3 – Birthday Boy (2022)

Holiday: Switzerland Day 2

Day 2 – Sunday, 24th – A Wander in Wengen Guten morgen Freunde und Familie! 😉 Whatever they’re slipping into the cocoa here, it’s working, as we slept really deeply last night. The first thing we noticed, once we’d come-to, was how quiet it was. Sure, the banning of non-electric vehicles here in the village …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 1

Day 1, Saturday, 24th – Zurich to Wengen Morning all! 😁 There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to set you up for the day is there? We slept like we’d been drugged and were now ready for whatever the day threw at us! 8.14am: Before we check-out, here in Zurich, our first stop was …
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Holiday: Arrival in Switzerland

Yes, it’s that time of year again! We’re heading abroad as part of my birthday celebration week. 👍 For 2022, our celebratory trip started, as we set off for Birmingham Airport. We’ve got a single overnight stay in Zurich, before heading for our ultimate destination, Wengen (pop. c1300) in Switzerland for six days in the …
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The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

We watched it live on BBC1. It was full-on so we took a break every so often and watched something else! It was emotionally draining but essential viewing! The queue (to end all queues!) was closed a little after 10.40pm on Sunday. Queuing time was reported to have been over 12 hours at some points …
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Return to Ascoughs Bistro

The first time we visited Ascoughs Bistro in Market Harborough was with Bev & Jules back in June. The food and service was really good, and we decided to visit there again as soon as we could. Today was that day and David & Valerie joined us as part of our semi-regular ‘monthly-eat-outs’ and an …
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Ashmolean (again!)

We never turn down an opportunity to visit The Ashmolean (having been there in November 2011, March 2012, September 2013, March 2014, May 2018 and August 2021). Yes, it’s no surprise then, that this Museum is probably our favourite out of any of those we’ve visited ANYWHERE! 😁. On this occasion, it was to meet …
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