Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Catching up on the latest Boer war news @blistshill

Enjoying a fascinating day at the wonderful Blists Hill Victorian town, part of the Ironbridge Museums.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Life's a pleasure at Pleasure Beach // @Pleasure_Beach

Enjoying a family day out at Pleasure Beach.

Enjoying Wallace and Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic.

Dora's World Voyager, her own take on It's a Small World.

Diego on the hunt to help my animal friends.

Towering views

Blackpool Tower, Blackpool weather.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aaaaaah, now this is the life

That's a little bit of all right. Overlooking Mellieħa Bay.

This lovely shade of bokkie brown requires "work" to maintain. Enjoying the pool at our resort.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inside the city walls

A fascinating afternoon visiting Mdina. 

A commanding view of the surrounding landscape.

Entering the city via Mdina Gate.

Time to say good knight.

I can't believe they hired such a kak car

Our hire car in Malta. We only noticed after a few days driving around.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Enthralled by the village festa

Village festas are the thing to do when in Malta. We chose to visit Għargħur, a local village whose wiki entry sounded interesting.

The patron saint of Għargħur is St Bartholomew and the festa seemed to be a mix of hymn singing, bell ringing, fireworks, tennis court sized flags, a marching band and a procession carrying a statue of the patron saint.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The fishing fleet is colourful

Sadly the market was 80% plastic trite accompanied by a few stalls selling fish and local baked goods. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

From the biggest steam locos to the littlest Hornbys @RailwayMuseum

We spent the morning at York's National Railway Museum.

Driving the world record setting Mallard loco.

Viewing the fascinating collection of railway artefacts.

Enjoying a miniature railway ride.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Who invented pole vault? @BritAthletics

Enjoying a wonderful afternoon the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Ay up Le Tour

Watching Le Grand Depart in Leeds.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I could never tire of these views

I could wake up this view every day.

Taking a walk around the neighbouring bay to a local restaurant.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Down in the bubbly blue... UNDERWATER

Visiting the Blue Grotto on the island of Capri. Quite spectacular inside, wished we had a chance to swim though.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Crossing the Solent with @WightlinkFerry

A ride on Wightlink ferries.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Still cruising after all of these years

Enjoying wonderful 50's era Isle of Wight accommodation with Vintage Vacations (http://www.vintagevacations.co.uk/).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Inspired to study the sciences

The art of chocolate apothecary.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This is one small step for a bok, one giant leap for bok-kind @SpaceCentre

A fascinating afternoon browsing the National Space Centre and watching shows at the planetarium. Well worth a visit.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Boggle at BeWILDerwood // @bewilderwood

Swampy, Teddybok and the Twiggles. You can just about make out their treehouse nestled in the picture frame.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Taking in a spot of seaside

The lovely Southwold Pier. Home to the wonderful The Under the Pier Show. Not to mention sunshine and sandy beaches.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Appreciating the inner workings of London

I'm endlessly fascinated with the scale and history of London Transport. So I visited the Transport Museum's LT Museum Acton Depot to see a bit more.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Whiteboards and iPads ... bloody luxury! In my day...

A surprisingly interesting view into the history of formal education. 30 - 1 may not sound that attractive as a (pupil : teacher) ratio, but it's better than 257 - 1 (the record for the school hall) or even the 50 boys educated in the gallery classroom featured in this shot.

Try and visit when there is a Victorian school lesson running.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

One of the most British attractions I've visited

A short ride on the Leighton Buzzard railway. Both interesting and, well, a bit rough round the edges as a tourist attraction.

Today's engine helped build the Channel Tunnel

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Do you fancy a square sweet that looks round?

The kids loved the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery at Bucks County Museum, well worth a visit.

Matilda reading a printout of my blog.

It doesn't take much to get the Trunchbull angry.

Look what we found!

A quiet weekend at Luton Hoo

Taking some winter sunshine whilst strolling the grounds at Luton Hoo.