Saltburn Pier

Saltburn – November 2021

We decided to take a late autumn break before the cold weather set in. Jill had found a flat with a sea view from a large bay window, we could look down onto the beach each day while have our morning coffee. The shortest route took us up the B1248 through Malton, and then across the wilds of the North …

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Staithes – Sept 2020

So, the Covid-19 lockdown was over. So many things had been missed and cancelled throughout the year; it was time to catch up. We had visited Staithes briefly on a previous trip up the north east coast, now it was time for a proper exploration with three days booked in Coble Cottage, overlooking the harbour. We left Hull mid morning …

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Oxford Street

London Lights

December 27th, Christmas over and time to take Michael home to suburban London. A chance for mum to inspect his new Rickmansworth flat. We decided to take the scenic route rather than the long boring A1. It took a while longer but we made good progress until nearing the outskirts of the capital. Queuing traffic on the motorway delayed our …

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The Greatest Day Out – Headingley 2019

Well where do I begin? Sometimes luck plays a part in life, whether for better or worse. Sometimes decisions are made which are later regretted, and sometimes taking a chance can pay off. But the decision that Jill made a few days ago to bid in the Dove House Hospice fund raising auction for a pair of Ashes tickets turned …

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East Lancashire Railway – July 2019

We visited Bury in October last year to see The Stumble at The Met, one of our favourite bands. We were lucky enough to also stumble across a steam railway gala during our visit to the Trackside bar during the afternoon, and who can help but get caught up in the romance of the age of steam? There were special …

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Thornwick Bay (Part 3) May 2019

This was our third visit to Thornwick Bay in the last 4 years (yes I think we like the place), and our second visit to this particular static caravan; a great location, not far from the cliffs, affording a view out to the sea. The only downside this time was that the mist was spoiling the view; our hoped-for good …

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Skipton 2019

We really like Skipton and the area around it, and having seen a beer festival advertised we just couldn’t resist the urge to book a long weekend break in a lovely little cottage. The 1855 Wash House was tastefully decorated to a very high standard, with lots of thoughtful touches. It was a real pleasure to stay here and our …

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The Stumble at Bury

We’ve seen The Stumble three times before, and each time they’ve put on a great show of good old-fashioned blues. In fact I’m sure each performance has been better than the last so we were hoping for more of the same. Bury is also a bit of an old-fashioned town, not a great deal to offer as far as we …

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