Days Out: The Ashmolean Revisited

We drove to Oxford today to meet up with long-time friends Chris & Louise – it was a suitable halfway house for all parties. Being great fans of The Ashmolean (having been there in November 2011, March 2012, September 2013, March 2014 and May 2018) we agreed to meet at Peartree Park and Ride and …
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August Bank Holiday 2019 – West London

We always like to do something a little special for the August Bank Holiday – and this year was no different as we’d planned a two-day break in London. The weather forecast promised a scorcher (especially in the capital) where temperatures are predicted to hit the low-thirties! Apparently another temperature-record will be broken today according …
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The Black Country Living Museum

Our very first visit to The Black Country Living Museum! 9.30am: We picked-up David and Valerie and headed by car for ‘the smoke’. Located in Dudley, the journey took us a lot longer than we planned, (due to some serious congestion on the A14 in the direction of the M6). So, after some inspired diversionary …
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Return to the Tower

Off to the Capital today – and a return visit to the Tower of London and more specifically, the Crown Jewels. Ann and I last visited back in February 2016 but we met good mates Roy, Susan, Lauren and Loki there today, who’d never been before! It meant an early start (for a Saturday) for …
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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 …
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Dubrovnik (Croatia): Day 3 – M&M&M&M!

Day 3: TUESDAY Morning loyal follower! Today’s Blog is sponsored by the letter ‘M’! It’s a day of Mooching, Museum, Mates and a Meal, here in a slightly overcast Dubrovnik. We’re mooching around the City, seeking-out the best of the local Museums to understand more of the history and culture here. The Museums vary a …
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Return to The Ashmolean

We’re great fans of The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, having been there in November 2011, March 2012, September 2013 and March 2014! As usual, we drove to Pear Tree Park & Ride, parked up and took the Bus into the town… …so much less stressful than attempting to park in the centre of town – …
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Turkish Delight: Day 3 – Istanbul (Mosque Mania)

Turkish Delight: Day 1 – Istanbul (Topkapi Palace and More)

With Istanbul’s ‘call to prayer‘ meaning there was no need for an alarm clock, we woke at around 7.15! Eeek! that’s 4.15am back at home! Oh joy! And to add to the challenges, the weather forecast doesn’t look that good either – but on a more positive note, at least it’s going to be dry. …
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