If you live in or around Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, you may have noticed a lot of graffiti popping up around town in aid of Cheltenham’s Paint Festival. One lunchtime, I walked up the Honeybourne Line to catch more of a glimpse of what had been going on. Read more “Cheltenham Paint Festival, Gloucestershire”
Where’s a better place to go during Autumn, than somewhere with a tonne of trees? Those were my thoughts when trying to find the next local spot to explore with Pepper recently. I finally settled on Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Frith Wood Nature Reserve, near Stroud, and headed over first thing. Read more “Fall Stroll with Pepper at Frith Wood, Gloucestershire”
If you’re a follower of my blog, you’ll know that my two friends – Jodie and Nikki – and I meet up regularly for cake dates and catch ups. Every time we do, we talk about getting fitter but never actually do anything about it. Until now… We’ve decided to hike up Mount Snowdon next year! And we’ve made it our mission to get ready for it by doing a series of hill climbs and long walks; starting with the Cleeve Hill Circular in Gloucestershire! Read more “Snowdon Prep: Cleeve Hill Circular, Gloucestershire”
Dave and I recently bought our first house – yay, us! Because of this and having a garden, Dave’s parents’ dog came to stay for the weekend. Considering they had let us stay at theirs whilst saving for a deposit, we felt they definitely deserved a break!! In order to explore some of our new local area and give Pepper a good walk, we headed out to the Cotswold village of Winchcombe and long-barrow, Belas Knap, armed with the National Trails Walk Guidelines and Map. Read more “National Trails: Belas Knap & Winchcombe, Gloucestershire”
Whilst living in Bredon, Dave and I often ventured out and explored the Cotswold village with his parent’s dog, Pepper. Here’s the photo diary from one of our late Summer walks.
Dave’s uncle turned 60 in June & to celebrate, his wife & daughters rallied some family & friends together to spend a weekend glamping in Devon. All of this a surprise for Malcolm, of course!
“Go Grease Lightnin’, you’re burning up the quarter-mile…!”
It’s a film we all know and love. Combining romance, drama, racing and humour, this film oozes warmth and good feeling. Therefore, when my Mum, Auntie and I found out that ‘Grease’ was going to be shown at a drive-in in Gloucestershire, we booked tickets straight away! Read more “The Classic Motor Hub’s ‘Grease’ Drive-in, Gloucestershire”
Dave & I were meant to be spending a week at Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales this year. However, due to an exciting development in our lives, we decided postpone the trip until next year. But to make things worse – as I was already sad to not be visiting a place that is incredibly close to my heart – my birthday was during that week. So, Dave offered – after I dropped some rather heavy hints! – to plan a surprise for my birthday anyway. Read more “Surprise Birthday Mini Break to Pembrokeshire, Wales”
My Mum & I have been trying to see the The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company’s flower fields in Wick, Worcestershire for a few years now. But for one reason & another, we’ve always missed them. Read more “Confetti Flower Fields, Worcestershire”
On the morning of our last day in Cornwall for the Bank Holiday, my friends & I decided to go to Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay. Our group takes the trip down south every May but have never actually visited the aquarium. This year, that was rectified! Read more “Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Cornwall”