Trains, Kites and Boats

I begin my post with the happiness of having had both a recent holiday and a satisfying piece of work on my house to get at least one of the chaotic rooms in order (or at least, having covered over the luminous peach, my eyes no longer bleed on entering the room). It’s amazing how …

2 days, 2 cameras and a Motor Pageant

Once again, it was time for the Enfield Pageant of Motoring a couple of weeks ago and despite having jumped ship to Hertfordshire, I did want to go as I’ve always enjoyed it. My other half told me this would be an adventure that my son and I would share together 😉 so, after much …

Medieval Jousting with the D810

Last month we visited Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, to watch Medieval Jousting being demonstrated in the grounds. As eagle eyed readers will know, Knebworth is a large stately home just outside of London, which is most notorious for hosting a variety of rock concerts from the 60s through to the present. In fact, the house itself …

SkyGarden

SkyGarden is the new “public” space at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, a new skyscraper in the City of London. People may know the building better as the “walkie talkie” or “walkie scorchie” (in light of its ability to melt cars and scorch the streets). //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js 20 Fenchurch Street was designed by architect Rafael …

Cornwall Spring

I’m not sure if the title is a reference to the season or that a holiday has put a spring back in my step, but I certainly felt like I needed a holiday after the last few months. In fairness, of the two weeks I took off, we spent 8 days in Cornwall and the …

Cliffs, Coast and Castles

Just after Christmas we headed off to Wales to to combine seeing family with a short holiday. Of course regular readers will know this is something I’ve done before and will do again. This time though while staying near the picturesque Dunraven Bay at Southerndown again, we wanted to explore a few of the places …

Steam Union

On Saturday morning I tumbled out of bed, grunted at my OH and headed for the shower at 6:45. Ok for a workday, but what was I doing on a Saturday? A few months ago I had been given some tips as to how to look up steam trains passing through mainline stations on the …

Enfield

I’ve been meaning to write this since early September and I have a bunch of other stuff to get through that’s queued behind it. The trouble is, this is a piece about the area I just moved from and there’s just so much to cram in. I can remember now how we discovered Enfield. Some …

Moving Home

First of all, if it seems like I haven’t been posting much here at the minute, I apologise. I’ve been moving house with all of the hard work, frustration and stress that brings with it. I also apologise for a lot of “dull” pictures of an empty house. But if you are here, you probably …

Liverpool

Sometimes you have days that start not so well, get worse and end badly. They are at least consistent… We had a day like this recently when a combination of the need to exchange contracts on our purchase and sale of property, put the cat into a cattery for the weekend and get ourselves to …