Anniversary Break – London (Day 3)

Day 3 – Friday, December 15, 2023 Good Morning London! 😎. Here we are in London as part of our Wedding Anniversary celebration (yesterday) staying at the rather posh Tower Hotel. It’s day three – our final day! What you might have missed… Day 1 – Arrival at the Tower Hotel/Moulin Rouge/Indian Meal/Embankment Walk Day …
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Anniversary Break – London (Day 1)

We headed for London today, as part of our Anniversary celebration (tomorrow). We’re in the capital for three days, taking in some shows and catching up with my brother and his family. Busy Busy!!! 😁👍. So, it was all aboard the 9.48 out of Kettering made much easier by neighbour, Valerie, acting as our taxi …
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Ruby Do – Two!

Our first Do of the Ruby variety was for David & Rosi back in July, last year, but today, we’re slightly further afield, and off to Mick & Jane‘s to help celebrate their recent Ruby Anniversary (last Wednesday). It was a very relaxed affair around at theirs, where we had the chance to get together …
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Our Anniversary Break 2021 (10/37)

Whoosh! That came around quickly! It’s 2021 and our 10th Anniversary (also our 37th since our first date). 😀 In keeping with previous years, as part of our celebration, we spent a few days away – this year, it was at Chatham Dockyard and the Ship and Trades Hotel. This was preceded by a slap-up …
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Film: Spider-man: No Way Home (2021)

Talking of ‘Home’, here we are, far away from home on our 10th Anniversary break in Chatham. There’s an Odeon quite literally on our doorstep, so we took full advantage of the location. The movie machine that is Marvel, continues to dominate the big-screen with its latest offering, the third in the Marvel Spiderman story-arc …
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Our Anniversary Break 2020 (9/36)

It’s our 9th Anniversary (or 36th, if you’re counting from the day we first met) and we always try and do something special every year to celebrate. This year is no different, but we’ve scaled things back a bit because of… ‘you-know-what’! 🙄 10.50am We’re heading for Norfolk, staying at The Brisley Bell in err, …
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Our Anniversary 2019 (8/35)

Yay! It’s our 8th. Anniversary (or 35th. in ‘old money’). Today was unique, in that it coincided to the day, with neighbour Trish’s legendary Annual Christmas Dinner get-together. So, for this year, in celebration, we were surrounded by our neighbours (who are also our friends)! In part, it was just like our wedding all over …
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15 Years a Blogger!

In what seemed like a quirky and innovative exercise back in 2004, today marks 15 years exactly since I began blogging. Back then, actually publishing anything online (especially whilst out-and-about) was definitely NOT the norm! Still, those that know me, know I was always one to ‘push the envelope’ with my tech! 😁 Since that …
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Mexican Fave!

John, Trish and Conor came round tonight for one of our Mexican Evenings. No donkeys or sombreros, but plenty of good food… Homemade Chilli Apple Crumble … and the obligatory Cheese-board Plenty of time to catchup with everyone’s news (given that we’d missed Trish’s Christmas get-together last week). Trish & John bought us a lovely …
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Our Anniversary Weekend 2018 (34/7)

Friday, 14th (Our Anniversary)It’s our 7th Anniversary (or 34th in ‘old money’) and we’ve a busy few days ahead. There was just enough time to open our cards and presents before we left, heading north. Thanks for your kind words everyone!      Ann bought we a very classy watch!These days, we normally go away to …
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Anniversary 2017 – Spain (Day 6) – Around Málaga by Bus (Last Day)

Today is our last full day here as we’re flying home tomorrow. If the weather forecast is reliable, we plan to make it ‘a local day’ and see as much as we can, on our doorstep, here in Málaga. We decided that the most effective way to do it was using the hop-on/hop-off open-top Bus …
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Anniversary 2017 – Spain (Day 4) Our Anniversary – Córdoba

Non-Scorchio! Today is our 6th Wedding Anniversary – and 33 years to the day since we first met! We always do something special on this day, and being in Spain was no exception.      We said goodbye to Seville and headed for Córdoba by train. We’ll finish our day by heading to Málaga and our final …
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Anniversary 2017 – Spain (Day 3): The Train in Spain – Cádiz

Today’s adventure was visiting Cádiz by Train. We’re scheduled on the 9.47 from Seville that gets us to our destination by 11.26 – all for the measly sum of £24 each return (not bad for the distance travelled!). It’s our last day here today, before we head back to Málaga and our second hotel… for …
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Anniversary 2017 – Spain (Day 2) – Shutters, Sausages and Seville

Today, it’s more of the same – taking in the local sights and sounds of Seville. Last night, having discovered the benefits of the electric window shutters in our room (they cut out all the light and sound), this morning we discovered the DISADVANTAGES. As we woke in complete darkness, a casual glance at my …
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Anniversary 2017 – Spain (Day 1)

Not surprisingly, after yesterday’s adventure, we slept well. If anything, it was too warm here even with the AC on ‘min’ (never satisfied, that’s us!). Sleepy Seville A lazy breakfast in the Hotel just after 9 was the first order of the day. It was a good restaurant with a wide variety of brekky items …
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All Things Brighton Beautiful

Sorry! The title was Ann’s idea! I’ve clearly got competition!!! Another one of our long(ish) weekends! This time, it’s a return to Brighton, where we haven’t visited for over ten years! The plan is to do as much as possible over the next few days, taking in as many of the local attractions as our …
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Our Anniversary 2016

The 14th Well, here we are in Amsterdam for our 5th Anniversary (or ‘32nd’ in old money). After driving over to Birmingham Airport, we caught the 10.10 courtesy of Flybe to Schiphol and then jumped on the train for a short journey to Amsterdam Central. There we grabbed a 48 hour tourist ticket and boarded …
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Day Two – 30th Anniversary Holiday (Anniversary Day)

ANCIENT HISTORYWell, today is THE day, when, back on the 14th December 1984, we first got together as a couple. We disguised the fact by separately attending one of my staff’s leaving ‘do’. I say ‘disguised’, but I think most of our friends knew what was really going on – and that was in the …
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Day One – 30th Anniversary Holiday

We were both awake at 7am local time (creatures of habit!), and after peeking through the curtains, it looks as though it’ll be bright and sunny. First stop was somewhere for breakfast. The town was quite deserted and we spotted a McDonald’s, and so, for a hassle-free and predictable experience, we dropped-in. It was all …
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Anniversary Lunch and a Long Screw

No, not the effects of the wine – that IS a tree hanging from the ceiling! It was good to revisit The George in Stamford today – we haven’t been there since November 2010). We’d arranged for a celebratory lunch there for our second anniversary – for us, it’s the perfect venue. After struggling to …
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Anniversary 2/29

So, here we are – our second wedding anniversary (or 29 years together in ‘old money’!) ..and we’re still talking! …and sometimes to each other! But seriously, some things just work well together, and I’d put us up there with other ‘perfect combos’ such as  Morecambe & Wise, grated cheese & baked beans and Cameron …
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Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8g5BrLm7uQ?version=3&hl=en_GB&w=425&h=239] Not an official BBC trailer, but hints that it is – a very good production, if you like ALL your Doctors in one place! #SaveTheDay #SaveTheCopyright Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and …
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Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary – The Official BBC Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRy2N2CMhQ?version=3&hl=en_GB&w=420&h=315] The official trailer released a few weeks ago – now being shown on BBC TV at every opportunity! #SaveTheDay #SaveTheTrailer #GettingBoredNow Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), …
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