Steak

The Steak the mud pie and the Harvester

A Christmas shopping treat A Christmas shopping stop again, this time the Harvester in Stanway Colchester. I ordered the Steak medium, no sauce, but only because i am an English mustard lover. The onion rings, chips and water cress with my mother in laws extra portion was amazing. The only real reason to knock half …

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A Sunday roast on a Saturday 

A Christmas shopping break My fiancee, my mother in law and I had been out Christmas shopping. My fiancee was looking to spend her birthday money too!   We decided to call in at the Toby carvery in Stanway, Colchester. My personal trepidation was I must admit, unfounded, it was a fantastic meal. With a …

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2 long days but a good holiday 

It was 1986 and I was 14 and my family and I were off for a cruise along the Rhine, Germany.  First we had to get there, an overnight stay in the Barbican hotel London a coach trip to Dover, then the ferry, (I had had an injection that was supposed to stop sea sickness …

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My favourite place 

 Limerick in.the Republic of Ireland  It was June 1992 when myself and my best mate had a fortnight fishing holiday in Tuamgraney just north of Limerick.  The fishing for the entire fortnight was amazing, we’d hit the Bream spot on perfect timing, if we used keep nets they’d have been brimming with Bream.  One particular …

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Trawsfynydd North Wales 

At first glance Trawsfynydd doesnt seem much, but as a family we had two great holidays down there back. Part of the Snowdonia national park Trawsfynydd has lovely countryside and a huge reservior. Trawsfynydd is down passed Welshpool and Dolgellau on the A470. The great beach of Porthmadog which at the time allowed cars to …

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Fridaywoods, a walkers paradise 

  Fridaywoods is an untouched walkers paradise on the edge of Colchester that the military use as training grounds but share with the public. Dog walkers, young love on a picnic or a barbecue, I’ve even seen people in the crater with ferrets after catching rabbits. Ex military are licenced to keep the game under …

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Attractions Round Anglia region 

Gog and magog hills As a child I spent many a happy sunny summer weekend here playing around on the hills and in the chalk pit. With my brother, sister,  father and mother. I was reminded of this when I drove to addenbrokes recently on the Western edge of the Anglia Region. The Fenlands was …

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the natinoal arboretum

The National Arboretum, Armed forces day 2016

In June 2016, Armed forces day, i was lucky enough to take the first coach trip i had taken in years, mainly because i never used to do well on them, but this was a plush modern coach, and my Partner Lou, my mother in law, her sister and I were heading to the national …

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In execution of my job, and the attractions of the UK 

In the execution of my job I get to see some of the major tourist spots the UK has to offer, the majority of the time London and the houses of parliament, Trafalgar square etc but I do not need to sell London to my readership. But on the odd occasion I get a trip …

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Whitby, Dracula comes 

One of the most amazing views in the UK is Whitby, coming in across the North Yorkshire moors, you have a view down to over Whitby and it’s Abbey ruins.  The first time I ever went to Whitby I came in that way, it was a thick fog and all I could see was the …

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