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Medieval beauty

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Sioux under General

  The area I am currently working in is known as a ‘Medieval Market Village’ and is complete with river and palace!   The town’s name comprises three parts ‘walt’ – forest; ‘ham’ – settlement’; and ‘Bishop’s’. It started off as an Anglo-Saxon village, and steadily grew to become one of Hampshire’s largest villages, despite […]

Serene beauty in the countryside

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Looking for some fields that I had been told are great for bird photography, we came across the beautiful Sefton Parish church. We were lucky enough to arrive a one of the pastors was leaving and he allowed us a quick look around inside the building, so quiet and peaceful, so divine. Not the […]

Alongside the River Dee

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Sioux under General

  On the way out of Llangollen, we stopped near a small alleyway that lead all the way down to the banks of the River Dee (Known in the Welsh language as Afon Dyfrdwy).   I walked to water level and got some great views of the river as it rushed along its winding way. […]

Historical beauty in the Welsh countryside

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  My friend took a few days leave and on one of the days when he wasn’t driving me to doctors and hospitals, we went into North Wales. What stunning countryside!   It was quite something trying to make sense of the Welsh language on the signboards! Near a small town called Llangollen (pronounced Langochlan) […]

Art on the beach

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Sioux under General

  We traveled to Crosby Beach, Formby Sands, to see the artworks called ‘Another Place’ by the internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. ‘Another Place’ consists of 100x life sized cast iron figures, apparently of the artist himself, covering a span of 3kms along the beach and stretching almost 1km out to sea. Each figure weighs […]

The heart of LFC

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Sioux under General

  When in Liverpool……a visit to Anfield, the home ground of Liverpool Football club, was a must.   Once I collected my international membership card, we had a quick trip around as I had previously done the stadium tour, and then had lunch in the sports bar. I would be back to next Saturday for […]

Always be yourself

Posted on February 21, 2016 by Sioux under Snippet

Friends, birthdays and football

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  Back to Liverpool after many years to spend time with a very good friend & his kids; meet the new lady in his life and relax. Unfortunately, due to loads of rain and me being incredibly ill while there, I didn’t do much travelling around. Just up the road from their house is a […]

Lady of the Manor

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  I’ll be hobnobbing with gentry for the next 3 weeks, as I’m to be caring for a titled Lady.   A lovely home in Hampshire, and an equally divine Lady.   We hit it off from the start and have already had many good belly laughs! I overheard her telling one of her friends […]

The leaving of Durham Town……

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Sioux under General

  While up North, my young host took me around Durham. What a beautiful city. The cathedral is magnificent; unfortunately no photos are allowed inside the confines of the sanctuary, but I got many of the outer walls. The movie Harry Potter is one of many that have used some parts of the building for […]