Exbury Gardens – Hampshire.,

June has to be England’s ‘best month’ for showcasing gardens at their best and Exbury did not disappoint. We chose the gardens and steam train combo ticket at just over £15 and waited for the first train to take us round a twenty minute loop which can not be otherwise walked. The guard hopped off […]

Saffron

I’m always intrigued by coincidence ….until a month ago I didn’t know much about saffron only that it comes from the crocus flower……. but I read The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley which told me a lot about the Cornish saffron industry on the Roseland  Peninsula. A couple of weeks later looking for something different to cook […]

Sleeping with Travelodge

As mentioned previously luxury can be measured in many ways. I feel having a clean comfortable bed with parking in a very popular city a luxury as limited time often means missing out on something if you are having to travel into the action from the outskirts all because the hotel (albeit luxurious) of choice is […]

Aynho, Northants – a photoblog

Driving through England’s green and pleasant land is a pleasing experience….especially if you are the one not doing the driving. Needing a break we found ourselves lunching at the Pickled Ploughman on the road between Adderbury in Oxfordsshire and Aynho in Northants. We had a rumbustious BLT with glorious fat chips and a crisp Sauvignon in the afternoon sunshine […]

The Wetherspoon App

…..luxury can be defined any how you want it to be….whether it’s five star accommodation in a water bungalow in the Maldives or something that makes life that much easier …..and that’s how I see the Wetherspoon’s table App …making life easier. It’s simple, you find a table, log on to the free wifi, download the app […]

Stratford upon Avon canal walk – photoblog

Starting from the Red Lion in the centre of the town the Stratford canal heads north towards Wilmcote and eventually Birmingham…..it makes for a very pleasant stroll with a wide footpath and plenty of ‘lock action’. Tumbling may bushes drop into the canal and loose petals blow across the water at this time of the year. Early […]