The Great British seaside

It's all about creating the memories. Usually, it's the North East coast: Whitby, Staithes and Sandsend, scene of many a childhood holiday. Last summer we had a day trip to Filey and Scarborough. Filey became a seaside resort during Victorian times and still retains a certain air of faded gentility in spite of the obligatory fish … Continue reading The Great British seaside

Up in a wild place

Kinder Scout, Derbyshire Peak District, UK: a high moorland gritstone plateau covered with blanket peat that at 635m forms the highest point of the Peak District and the highest point in Derbyshire. In 1932 about 500 men and women ascended Kinder Scout as part of the right to roam movement. Blows took place between ramblers … Continue reading Up in a wild place

Road trip

Northumberland, Scottish Borders, UK: September 2016 Me and my hubby and a red Fiat 500 hire car, an anniversary jaunt up to Northumberland via Hadrian's Wall to a coast and castles steeped in history and atmosphere. And then a quick trip into Scotland. One of those things where you go google the most beautiful places … Continue reading Road trip