July 22, 2018

All Inclusive vs Self Catering

My first all inclusive holiday was in Corfu, where I went with my friend Jan. We stayed in an Iberostar Hotel and were thoroughly spoilt. The Kerkyra Golf is a large beachfront hotel set in spacious gardens, with three bars and two restaur...

July 12, 2018

Up until a few years ago, I was a die-hard fan of the England football team. Granted I don’t follow any particular team nationally or locally, although I have had flirtations with Liverpool FC  (Ray Clemence) and Manchester Utd (Bryan Robson). And I have more recently...

June 19, 2018

Last week the circus came to town, and it gave me & Chris the biggest belly laughs since we watched Grimsby at Vue. Our shared sense of particular brand of humour was one of the first things we found that we had in common, and probably explains why we both remained sin...

June 12, 2018

Collett Park has to be the jewel in Shepton Mallet’s crown, and the annual Collett Festival fits in perfectly with this. The sun shone brightly and warmly this year, so much so that the bar almost ran dry by the evening. The event offered something for everyone, with d...

June 7, 2018

As you may have gathered by now, I’m a real animal lover. My family have always had cats, dogs or both, and I grew up with them. We never had smaller animals, but when I was in my late teens my older sister looked after a hamster for a work colleague that was on holida...

April 8, 2018

Good Friday was spent getting very down & dirty in Goblin Combe! While this might sound like a euphemism for something I perhaps shouldn’t be discussing, in this case it meant simply this – getting very, very muddy.

Chris and I met up with an old work colleague of mine,...

April 5, 2018

I’ve been vegetarian for over 30 years now, and I was recently asked what it was like in the early days. Well, the answer to that is it wasn’t easy, but if I’d known how to cook it would have been much easier.

I don’t miss eating meat at all, and thinking about it I don...

January 29, 2018

Chris and I both really enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, although as a vegetarian I won’t be experimenting with meat dishes any time soon. Not that I have an issue with anyone who eats meat, we’re all free to make our own choices and one man’s meat is another...

January 25, 2018

Like many people my age, I grew up with films about World War 2, usually black & white and watched on a Sunday afternoon. My particular favourite is The Dambusters, and I also read the story of Barnes Wallis in one of the books my Dad used to get from Reader’s Digest.


November 16, 2017

Last night, Chris and I saw the Carnival in Shepton, and it was amazing! We really are incredibly lucky to have such a spectacular free event every year, and even the rain held off. We always choose the same spot, next to a lovely old ash tree on Commercial Road, oppos...

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