Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 6/15:

Welcome back dear reader! 😃. It’s Day 6 of our south-western UK holiday. 10.10am: Today, we said goodbye to the B&B in Boscastle and headed for Truro on ‘leg 3’ of our break. We’re staying for three nights The Alverton Hotel. It looks like we might have left the good weather behind us in Boscastle …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 5/15:

It’s Day 5 – welcome back, my dedicated reader! 👍 New readers, this is what you might have missed… Today, it’s a series of trips: the popular Tintagel Castle, home to the legend of King Arthur (or not); Port Isaac, a local fishing village; Finally, Padstow. We’re also going to squeeze in Trevathan Farm Shop …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 4/15:

Welcome back Reader! 😊 Today, we bid farewell to Exford and the White Horse Inn (and the next-door Lodge, where we stayed). It’s time to move on to ‘leg 2’ of our south-western trip – and our next stopover, Boscastle, around three hours away. We’re on Day 4 of our 15-day break and so far, …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 3/15:

Morning! 😁 Welcome to Day 3 – our final day in Exford. You might have missed… You missed my previous posts? Surely not! OK, just for you, Day 1’s post is here and Day 2, here. You’re welcome! 😊 Overnight, the free EV charger had done its job (albeit slowly at 3.5kW/h) and we now …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 2/15:

Morning Reader! Thanks for dropping by. It’s day two of our fifteen day ‘southwest adventure’. If you missed yesterday’s post, it’s here. As per this morning’s weather forecast, we’re promised some of the damp stuff around midday, so we’re going to make the most of the morning. Still, at least it’s now not coming until …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 1/15: Arrival

9.12am: We’re off! Continuing our holiday breaks around the UK, this time we’re heading for Devon and Cornwall. Our mission? To explore this ‘long skinny part’ of England in some detail and force the National Trust card into meltdown (we have around 8 locations on the list!). And with our English Heritage cards looking on …
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Film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Those that know me, know that I like my superhero movies! My favourite film studio is Marvel and the cinema chain of choice for me, Cineworld. So, combine all of these at the same time and I’m in heaven (well, hopefully, Cineworld at nearby Rushden Lakes!). Just leave me in one of their comfy seats, …
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Ten for a Bank Holiday Lunch!

This was ambitious, even by our standards! Ten of our neighbours here for a full-blown three-course Sunday long lunch! In addition to Ann’s legendary skills in the kitchen, I had a go at ‘something’ (always worrying when I’ve got a whisk in my hand!). Motivated by my mantra: chocolate in everything, I created a ‘mystery …
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Exotic Dining in Kettering

To be honest, you don’t often see the words: exotic, dining and Kettering in the same sentence, but on this occasion, the title should be read literally! Cunningly concealed above the vacated town-centre Argos is: The Exotic Dining – the perfect location if you fancy a REALLY good curry! (Pedantically speaking it’s actual Indian and …
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