• Ist February 2020

    Ist February 2020

    Dyffyn House Cardiff An interesting NT house only partially refurbished. Superb setting and grounds, all built on the profits from coal. Front above, and rear: Some wonderful and ghastly fireplaces First floor view over the formal garden Stunning stained glass […]

     
  • January 2020 Part V

    January 2020 Part V

    What else did we do in this month? To celebrate New Years on Ist January we went to help Will clear the mud left by the flood water off Avon Lock. It was lock keeper Nicky’s birthday. We had a […]

     
  • January 2020 Part IV

    January 2020 Part IV

    Canterbury has an amazing bus service (frequent to many prime destinations and bang to timetable) so we went on the bus (top deck, front seat) to Dover. We really wanted to see the castle but it was closed! No mention […]

     
  • January 2020 Part III

    January 2020 Part III

    Walmer castle was fantastic! A real gem! The initial view: Tony’s ancestor Stephen Murphy enlisted in the 52nd foot in Dublin at the age of 13 so he was interested to read this. Beautiful wall hangings The veg patch is […]

     
  • January Part II

    January Part II

    Our first full day of exploring Kent and our first stop was at the Hornby Visitor Centre. Tony was overjoyed at being able to relive his boyhood. Mainly collecting Tri-ang trains, this was the original factory where they were built, […]

     
  • April 2020                                 Re January 2020 Part 1 Canterbury and Biggin Hill

    April 2020 Re January 2020 Part 1 Canterbury and Biggin Hill

    Normally our summer cruising would begin on April 1st and I would be recounting our travelling adventures but these are not normal times. We are safely moored up on the River Avon in Tewkesbury Marina So what have we been […]

     
  • Newark Nottinghamshire    22 - 28 November 2019

    Newark Nottinghamshire 22 – 28 November 2019

    We were not deterred by the rain! Set off to do several things, pick up the new campervan, catch up with friends, visit the Archives and meet up with my cousins. Twenty one Bramley cousins gathered for lunch at The […]

     
  • Flooding Part 2:                        16 & 17 November 2019

    Flooding Part 2: 16 & 17 November 2019

    In Tewkesbury flooding on riverside happens quite frequently! Taken from the bridge looking downstream: No weir! Looking upstream: From the Marina Office. Notice the ramp from the floating pontoon is underwater. From the car park looking upstream – the Avon […]

     
  • Flooding  Part 1                  Boat rescue attempt              16 November 2019

    Flooding Part 1 Boat rescue attempt 16 November 2019

    Overnight a sailing dinghy becomes caught on the bridge. It still has the launching trolley attached. This is the second such happening in the last month! The view from the bridge Attempted rescue begins The tree approaches and branches snap […]

     
  • Half term with grandsons October 2019

    Half term with grandsons October 2019

    The cabin at the fishing lake became very snug Eli and Isaac with Great Uncle and Aunt

     
 

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