Holiday: Shropshire – Day 2

Monday, 25th April Well, hello, loyal reader! 🙂 On our itinerary today: English Heritage’s Wroxeter (remains of a Roman City) and National Trust’s Attingham Park (an English country house). We last visited the latter back in July 2004 (so, naturally, I don’t remember any of it!) 🤔 English Heritage: Wroxeter 11.02am: As we arrived at …
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Holiday: Shropshire – Day 1

Sunday, 24th April Morning Reader! 🙂 We arrived here at our holiday home The Tractor Shed in Kinnerley yesterday. As we don’t know this part of the world at all (I think the last time we were in Shropshire was back in November 2006 for a pre-Christmas break), we’re firmly in ‘explorer mode’ to soak …
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Holiday: Shropshire (in a Shed!) – Arrival!

Continuing our holiday breaks here in the UK, this time, we’re spending time in a shed! 😮 (an ex-tractor shed that is!) courtesy of Sykes Cottages. Located north-west of Shrewsbury, sandwiched between the A483 and the A5 in the village of Kinnerley (population just 1108!), it’s a new(ish) addition to the Sykes Cottages property portfolio, …
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Return to the other George!

A welcome return to the newly refurbished ‘other’ ‘The George’ today – the Pub/Bistro/Hotel in Buckden. Since we were last here back in April 2019, the place has had a complete makeover – not just the eatery but the whole Hotel! The ladies’ loos had gold taps and were immaculate from top to bottom (so …
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Doctor Who Special: The Legend of the Sea Devils

The BBC first released a one-minute clip on Twitter on Saturday, 2nd April revealing the next Doctor Who ‘Special’. It’s been a while since anything Who-related has been marketed and this was an important episode for a number of reasons: First, it will be Jodie Whittaker’s penultimate appearance as our time-travelling hero. Next, we see …
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Film: Operation Mincemeat (2022)

A little bit outside our usual routine today as we headed for Cineworld at Rushden Lakes. Crikey! Rushden Lakes on a Saturday! Are we mad? Easter Saturday too! Madder than mad!!! 🤔. But you probably knew that already!😉 Why Cineworld? Mobile phone operator THREE gave away two Adult tickets for just £3 each to its …
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The Wheatsheaf – Again!

We returned to The Wheatsheaf in Titchmarsh today to meet up with good friends Mick and Jane. We were last here in January, again with Mick and Jane, and we’d chosen today’s repeated visit for the simple reason that previously, we’d all been mighty impressed with the food and service! 😋 We arrived just a …
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Holiday: Oman (2022) – Day 5

Monday, March 28th Morning all! 👍. I see the weather appears to be on the turn here. It’s 7am and only 27℃. Good job we packed mittens! 😉 It’s our last full day here and where Monday brings more of the same – eat, doze, sleep, eat and finally, sleep (repeat)! 🙂 8.25am: Thankfully, eating …
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Holiday: Oman (2022) – Day 4

Sunday, March 27th Welcome back, and a happy Sunday to you, dedicated reader. This is our fourth day here in Oman. 👍 I hope the Sun is shining where you are. The grill is already ‘full on’ here at ’27’ – and it’s only 7am! 😲. Somewhat predictably, it’s forecast to hit the mid-30s again …
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