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Road trips and adventures #2 – tables of myths and kings!

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Great Hall of Winchester Castle, which houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur, is all that now remains of Winchester Castle. It was rebuilt sometime between 1222 and 1235, still exists as it was then, and is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century.   The legendary […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – walkabout in the city of Kings!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

We didn’t do much walking about in Winchester due to the inclement weather and lack of time, but what we did see was interesting enough. Winchester, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, is known for the medieval Winchester Cathedral, the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill, a working 18th-century […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – playtime in the city of Kings!

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Sioux under General

It wasn’t a long drive from Windsor to Winchester, and we could only check into our AirBnb quite late, so headed to the cathedral. The weather wasn’t great and wasn’t looking promising for the following day either. We arrived in time for the end of a ceremony of some sort and couldn’t get any decent […]

Road trips and adventures #1 – begin at the beginning…

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Sioux under General

A relief to wake and see relatively clear skies, knowing today was the start of my 60th birthday road-trip! I took a cab to the airport and went off in search of Paul. Once we met up, we arranged a transfer to the car hire company, and wheels sorted, bags safely stashed, we set off […]

Good friends, good memories!

Posted on June 2, 2019 by Sioux under General

A brief stay at a regular haunt, a catch-up over dinner with some fab ladies, a night time view of a castle!   What more could a girl want, just before she hits the BIG 60 and a road trip to celebrate! Please follow and like us:

Quick trip to the country

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Sioux under General

I had a few days off after my night shift assignment, and was then to go to a new client, but sadly, as happens in my line of work, she passed away. The agency moved me back to a regular client, and I spent 10 days with her. In between a few walks, I used […]

Working nights; free days – the final

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Sioux under General

I was displaying some of my photos into a London Gallery and had arranged to meet the event manager at Clapham North Underground Station. After delivering my precious cargo, I headed off towards London, on foot. I took a route through Clapham Common, a large triangular urban park. Originally common land during the 1790s, it was converted […]

Working nights; free days – #6 – eerily peaceful

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Sioux under General

I have long wanted to see Karl Marx’s grave so arranged with the day carer to have her break later, so as not to shorten my day, and headed out early. I walked for the first part of my outing, passing by a number of interesting sites, but not spending too much time lingering as […]

Working nights; free days – #5 – fly me to the moon!

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Royal Airforce Museum wasn’t far from where I was working, and a fellow carer also wanted to visit the place, so we arranged to meet up. Besides a lot of laughter and fun, there were also tears of emotion as I stood under the resident Lancaster bomber – my most favourite of all planes […]

Working nights; free days – #4 – city walkabout

Posted on May 4, 2019 by Sioux under General

I had arranged to meet up with a fellow carer at Waterloo Station, so after a short nap, headed out into the glorious sunshine. Night shift definitely had its good side! First opened in 1848, Waterloo station grew haphazardly leading to difficulties in passengers finding their way around. It was rebuilt and opened in 1922 […]

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