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 …Continue reading "The Steak the mud pie and the Harvester"
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 …Continue reading "A Sunday roast on a Saturday "
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 …Continue reading "2 long days but a good holiday "
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 …Continue reading "My favourite place "
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 …Continue reading "Trawsfynydd North Wales "
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 …Continue reading "Fridaywoods, a walkers paradise "
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 …Continue reading "Attractions Round Anglia region "
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 …Continue reading "The National Arboretum, Armed forces day 2016"
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 …Continue reading "In execution of my job, and the attractions of the UK "
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 …Continue reading "Whitby, Dracula comes "