"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Road trips and adventures #4 – on the road to the place of festivals, myths and legends

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

By 10am we were well on our way to our next stop, and taking it easy, we stopped a couple of times to chat to some locals as well as enjoy the scenery of the Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve, an area of chalk downland situated on the steep slopes above the Vale of Pewsey. A […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – waterways

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Caen Hill locks remain a source of fascination for me. A sequence of 29 locks that rise 72m over 3.2km, it’s also known as the ‘Flight of Locks’ and I’ve spent many an hour there, watching the longboats navigating the canal, or just enjoying the peacefulness of the area. Paul hadn’t been to the […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – myths and legends – bucket lists being fulfilled!

Posted on August 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a good nights’ rest we were on our way early the next morning, heading for Stonehenge, a place we have both long wanted to visit. It was pretty cold and we were glad of having taken jackets, beanies, gloves and scarves along!   Stonehenge was produced by a culture that left no written records; […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – playtime in the land of myths and legends

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Sioux under General

From Winchester, we headed to Salisbury, and Stonehenge, a long time bucket-list visit for both Paul & I.   We had a fair amount of time before we could check into our accommodation, so parked the car and went on a walkabout, through the city enroute to the cathedral.   A brightly coloured, but empty […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – a soldiers’ life.

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Winchester Military Museum, comprises six Regimental military museums in one unique site, Peninsula Barracks which can trace its history back to Roman times and has been a military place since the Middle Ages. A large part of the barracks has been sold and converted to prestigious residential property. However, a number of the Victorian […]

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:





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