Play: Midsummer Night’s Dream

We drove over to Stratford-upon-Avon today – to The Bear Pit – to see Second Thoughts‘ penultimate performance of 2020’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was a perfect excuse to leave a bit earlier to give us time to get some retail therapy in the town! We chose the matinée performance at 2.30pm, …
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Charging towards Uppingham!

It was a welcome return to one of our favourite towns today – Uppingham. Being a Friday, it’s Market Day too, so there was even more to enjoy! Last time were here was back in February 2018 – and that was Market Day too! …and me being me, it wouldn’t be a normal day without …
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Leeds, Feeds and Boats

7.50am: A relatively early start today as we planned to catch the 8.51 Train from Peterborough Rail Station heading for its counterpart in Leeds. We’re catching-up with Dennis & Sandra for one of our semi-regular day-outs together. We’re starting to build up quite a history now, as this will be our seventh get-together, having already …
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Easy PC!

Off to Cambridge today to meet up with Sally B. We’re on a mission to seek out a replacement Laptop to replace ‘Isla‘ (who has enjoyed a great innings since February 2015, but it’s time to retire her!) 😮 First stop was to be John Lewis who had some cracking good deals and where we’d …
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A Day in Teigh

It was a great drive over to see our friends Nick and Celina today – and to see what progress they’d made with their recently acquire property – and to see their new additions to the family: ‘Salt’ and ‘Pepper’ – two six-week-old black and white kittens. Wow! what a transformation to the house since …
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Canada and Alaska – Part 3, Day 3: Return to Vancouver

Well, the weather is certainly better than yesterday, but apparently nowhere near as hot as home – Kettering is up in the the high 20s/low 30s at the moment!!What to do? Fly home early? Maybe not!Actually, as things turned out, neither of us felt ‘100%’ today and we didn’t get much sleep. We therefore decided …
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Retail Therapy in Leeds

A relatively early for us today as we were bound for Leeds. That meant we were in the car and heading for Peterborough Station just after 7.30 this morning aiming for an 8.50 Virgin East Coast train direct to Leeds. Even though the weather looked challenging (overnight frost accompanied by a wafer-thin layer of snow …
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It’s Saturday, it’s Stamford!

(Oliver turned 13 today!!!) All Saints Church in Sunny Stamford We set off for Stamford early to do some shopping for the various ornaments and other bits & pieces in readiness for the Lounge makeover in March. Someone was smiling on us, as we had a very productive time and picked up something in virtually …
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Return to The Nut Tree

David and Valerie picked us up and it was off to Bicester Shopping Village for a look round. We arrived just after 10 and as expected, it was really busy – although luckily, we got a parking space straightaway. We went our separate ways and agreed to meet up for about 12.30. There were plenty …
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