Loving Northumberland 

Fitting in as much as possible before my hip replacement op we took a short trip to beautiful Northumberland. Not only  does  this county have wonderful unspoilt beaches and a glorious coastline, quaint little towns and fabulous historic buildings it is also Britain’s most scarcely populated county. This makes driving around, even in July, a… Continue reading Loving Northumberland 

A little trip to Glasgow’s gorgeous West End just before my hip operation.

I’d put off my hip replacement operation for as long as possible as it’s been a busy summer and we needed to take a trip up to the Highlands. By then driving back down to London it gave us a chance  to visit some parts of Britain we wouldn’t usually see. Our first stop was… Continue reading A little trip to Glasgow’s gorgeous West End just before my hip operation.

Enjoying the today for 3 nights in New York

November 2015 and we were lucky enough to spend three days in glorious sunshine in New York City. We stayed at the Eventi – a very stylish Kimpton hotel in a perfect position near the Empire State Building. The bedrooms were quite small as you would expect but very stylish and lush – the view… Continue reading Enjoying the today for 3 nights in New York

THE SCOTTISH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT PART 1 – WHEN WE WORKED ON THE LANDING AND THE DUBIOUS BATHROOMS

Back on a snowy day in January 2009 we ventured up to the Scottish Highlands to take a look at a rambling old pile which had gone on the market after 40 years. Whilst not having too much land for this part of the world the house had retained many of its Victorian and Edwardian… Continue reading THE SCOTTISH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT PART 1 – WHEN WE WORKED ON THE LANDING AND THE DUBIOUS BATHROOMS