A Packed Sunday!

Nope! Definitely not used to this! Pretty much OUT all day – although it was for all the right reasons! 😁. A longer walk, a new lunch venue and a movie! Yes, I know: ‘tough life!” 😜 The Kettering Walk First off, we met Jo & Janet outside Kettering Library for the ‘Kettering Walk’ – …
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Canons Ashby

Off to National Trust’s Canons Ashby today to meet up with long-time mates, Chris & Gill. Ordinarily, a straightforward journey using the A43, but not so today! It’s F1 Silverstone Weekend starting later and that means only two things – chaos on the main routes plus the local villages seeing an exponential increase in through-traffic. …
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Glorious Kelmarsh!

Thought I knew nearby Kelmarsh Hall very well, having got married there in 2011 and partied there for our 10th Anniversary last year! Apparently not! I saw parts of it today, that I’d never seen before! The House They’ve opened up parts that were inaccessible before, and it was all very well presented. There was …
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Film: Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

Off to the flicks this evening to catch the final in the Jurassic Park movie franchise – Jurassic World: Dominion. Released on the 10th of June here in the UK and with a runtime of 2 hours and 25 minutes, it wasn’t just the dinos with monster proportions! Background Touted as the final instalment of …
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β€œWe’re at the Theatre Dahling!” – Carousel

Here we are at Kilworth House Theatre with Jo, Janet & Carol for the theatre’s latest production – Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Carousel! (the pair’s second collaboration from 1945). For those that haven’t heard of this Theatre, it’s local (ish), located in the grounds of next-door Kilworth House Hotel in leafy Leicestershire. Over the years, we’ve …
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Another ‘George’

It was a welcome return to that ‘other’ George today – The George in Great Oxendon! This time, lunch with Ian, Ann, Alan and Mags as of our semi-regular foody get-togethers. Last time we were here was back in January of this year with Paul, Sue, Geoff and Rhonda – and this was our fourth …
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Bonkers Beckworth’s

We picked up Helen today and headed for our favourite Emporium – Beckworth’s. And if people are supposed to be tightening their belts and cutting down on eating-out, then no-one told those ahead of us! When we arrived just before 1pm, it was bonkers busy! 😟. So much so, they’ve now introduced a pager system …
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What a Shower!

Even at the tender age of (almost) 66, I’m still up for trying new things. And today was one of those days! Ann and I were invited to our first Baby Shower. From what I’d read it was another of those celebratory imports from across the pond designed to mark the imminent arrival of a …
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First Visit: Ascough’s Bistro, Market Harborough

It was our first visit to Ascough’s tonight – and what a beautiful evening… the best we’ve had here weather-wise for a long time. Bev and Jules picked us up, and we took the very pleasant drive over to Market Harborough. It was obviously a popular venue as even though Jules had booked quite a …
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