• June 2021 Part 2                           Woodbridge & Waltham and other bits & pieces

    June 2021 Part 2 Woodbridge & Waltham and other bits & pieces

    Woodbridge proved to be a very pleasant town with lots of independent shops and museums Waltham Abbey We stayed here to meet up with friend Gary who we met some 3 years ago when travelling up the River Lee through […]

  • June 2021  Part 1                                        Gloucester

    June 2021 Part 1 Gloucester

    June began on a high note with warn sunshine and a cheese and wine evening aboard Lightship Sula and a very interesting and informative tour of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum with Rob Dixon, not to mention a Civic Trust […]

  • May 2021

    May 2021

    Looking back through the diary It seems that most of the month was wet and cool! Our first cruise of the season had rain every day but nevertheless we enjoyed visiting Slimbridge and Sharpness. We took Henry to Newark for […]

  • April 2021 Part 2 Shrewsbury etc

    April 2021 Part 2 Shrewsbury etc

    Shrewsbury is a lovely place to visit. Old buildings, independent shops, churches, lovely gardens. river trips and so on and whilst we were there A thank you to the NHS outside the castle. Below the very handsome railway station: Most […]

  • April 2021 Part 1 Gloucester

    April 2021 Part 1 Gloucester

    Noticed this reflection on our way to the park Gloucester park Enjoying a coffee at the recently opened park cafe Planting in the sensory garden Unwanted litter in the park by the statue of Queen Anne. The pushchair and carrier […]

  • March 2021 Gloucester

    March 2021 Gloucester

    Lots of Volunteering this month! First at Saul Junction with the Canal and River Trust. Welcomed back the Bridge Keeper Chris with a few new flowers outside his office and patio weeding. Cleaning under Sandfield Bridge. I am recognisable by […]

  • February 2021 Gloucester

    February 2021 Gloucester

    Started a bit dreary but ended warm and Spring like! We had ice. The foam is the edge of the ice sheet. And the River Severn reached its highest point so far this winter: We continue to Volunteer at Saul […]

  • Victoria Basin Gloucester January 2021

    Victoria Basin Gloucester January 2021

    Happy New Year! Although cold at 1.03 degrees at 9.39 it turned out to be a lovely day and the start of our “Dry January”. Snow arrived on 2nd Finally dredging came to an end. Edward Elgar the cruise ship […]

  • December 2020

    December 2020

    Volunteering continues Tony got his driving certificate! Washing down white paintwork at Caen Hill Hedging in Jubilee Wood Caen Hill keeping warm around the camp fire! Christmas Market in Gloucester docks (with masks and at a distance) Cakes shop window, […]

  • December 2020        Gloucester Cathedral

    December 2020 Gloucester Cathedral

    Our visit to Gloucester Cathedral to follow the Christmas Story and see the beautiful decorations An excellent way to disguise the scaffolding: Fantastic life sized Knitted figures Can you spot the octopus? The Holy Family What a lovely idea! Below […]


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