Through the snow and hail…

Monday saw us driving from Brentwood over to Bristol to attend the first public concert by the newly reformed Crowded House. In the morning I took the train down to Ilford and picked up the rental car. Then it was back to Brentwood to pick up Keryn and we were soon on the M25 heading […]


So this is where we get to stay, Cliveden House. And look at the rates… Rates Classic Double Room – From £295.00 Deluxe Double Room – From £395.00 Suite – From £480.00 Deluxe Suite – From £595.00 Spring Cottage -From £1,375.00 ‘Guests have included every British monarch since George I as well as Charlie Chaplin, […]

Jim & Angela

With almost no mistakes we found ourselves pulling into the driveway, parking up just in front of the Farmers Market stall out the front of the house. We had to move the car to the next driveway so as not to block access to the stall and we knocked on the door to be let […]

More Moors and Dales

So today we have some more photos from our trip up in Yorkshire. This time we have a different Abbey, a funny looking bird and a spring display in York. Photos at Rievaulx Abbey Checking out Ethel the White Headed Vulture at the Falconry Centre Spring alive and well outside the old town walls of […]

Up North

We spent Easter in Manchester and touring Yorkshire with Patricia and Sam (with a quick overnight visit to Jenny and Darren’s place on the way up). We visited many great places, a few of which are below Whitby Abbey Whitby town at dusk Inside York Cathedral


We spent the weekend in Wales, primarily to attend a friends wedding reception. Having not really explored Wales in the past we took the time to drive around a lot of the north and west of the country and saw many beautiful sights. Below are some tasters. A ruined castle found near the coast Fighting […]

As promised

Photos from our Lake District holiday are now online. Use the link to the right that says Lake District, click on the link on the homepage or click here


On our Lake District trip one of the places we spent a bit of time exploring was Lake Buttermere. We spent an afternoon walking around the lake and enjoying the views. I’ve got plenty of photos but for now please make do with the one below, taken as we neared the farm at the end […]

It’s quiet at work

So I’ll do something else for a while. Here are more photos from our trip down to the New Forest and Corfe Castle. Taken on a rainy morning. I stopped the car and took a few photos of this horse which was happily eating while the rain fell. A semi tame herd of deer makes […]

Marwell Zoo & the New Forest

On Friday we hired a car and drove down to the south coast making our way towards Marwell Zoo just outside of Southampton. We were both booked on a photography course being led by Andy Rouse, a well known wildlife photographer. Following the course we had a couple of nights booked at a B&B in […]

Catching up on the recent past

I know I promise these things and never do them but times are a changing. I’ve updated all the galleries on this site (i.e. London Snow, Hemel Hempstead, Jim’s Wedding and Our Wedding) to the new style and have added two more of our past trips: Prague Venice

Easter with Jenny and Darren

We spent Easter with Jenny and Darren up in Grantham (east midlands). We travelled out each day and visited locations such as Sherwood Forest and Lincoln Cathedral. You can see photos and read about them here.

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