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R & R Time #4 – Memories, such beautiful memories

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Sioux under General

  There’s literally a pub on almost every corner in this city, and every one of them has a history of some sort. I didn’t stop in at them all though or I would never have gotten home!   Ye Olde Cock Tavern originally dates back to 1549 and is well known for the pub […]

R & R time #3 – Loving the streets of London

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Sufficiently fed and watered, I headed out again. Still meandering, still stopping at anything that looked even remotely interesting.   Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC (15 June 1892 – 6 February 1975) was a New Zealand soldier, First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force Commander. He was in operational command during two […]

R & R time #2 – Tramping about in the city!

Posted on January 28, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Once in London, with no firm plan in mind, I just walked. Taking in the sights and sounds that were now becoming so familiar. With a family visit due soon, I wanted to make mental notes of where to take them on walkabouts while we were staying in London. Needless to say, my camera […]

The beautiful English countryside

Posted on by Sioux under Green Door

  A short stay assignment took me to the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Loads of big, stone houses looking very elegant in the green countryside, and by the looks of it, loads of space for me to go on long exploratory walks.   The view from my bedroom window looked east, and I’m hoping the skies […]

R & R time #1 – Let’s go play!

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Work was over for a week and it was R&R time for me again…. The weather was glorious so I went on a walk about.   First a meander through Tonbridge to get to the station and then on to the big city. I love walking through Tonbridge, it’s not manically busy and is […]

Working in The Garden of England

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Sioux under General

  One of my assignments took me to a lovely home outside of Lenham. Quite a way from the village itself, there were loads of open fields and country lanes to walk in, and so I took to the fields, looking at the ‘small stuff’. On 27 August 1950, Lenham, along with the village of Harvel, […]

Shropshire #5: Day tripping

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Sioux under General

  My hosts love the seaside town of Barmouth on the Welsh coast, so a day outing was planned. On our drive through Wales, we stopped in the The Parish of Llangynog and the Shrine Church of St. Melangell which is nestled at the foot of the Berwyn mountains in the Tanat Valley, North Powys. More […]

Shropshire #4: Walkabout in Ellesmere

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We went for a walk along the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen (pronounced Lang-goch-lan) branch, which meanders through the English countryside all the way into Wales. A must-do holiday for me is to hire a long boat and go traipsing along the waterways.  St Mary’s Church, Ellesmere, stands on a hill in the town of […]

Shropshire #3: Shrewsbury & The Dingle

Posted on January 4, 2017 by Sioux under General

  My hosts took me for a meal and walk about in Shrewsbury, which is the county town of Shropshire, situated on the River Severn. It is a market town whose centre has a largely unaltered medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings, including a number of examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries.   The Shrewsbury Castle, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine […]