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Along the Avon River

Mini Walking Stories: Along the Avon

Walking Along The River Avon The River Avon runs right through the middle of Bristol and on out to Avonmouth, which is obviously, the mouth of the river. Since the river leads to the sea, the Avon is tidal. Some parts of the day it just looks like an emptied out basin of mostly mud. …

Picnic Lunch over Derwentwater, Keswick Cat Bells, Lake District

Mini Walking Stories: Picnic Lunch

The Perfect Picnic Lunch We almost always pack a picnic lunch for our Saturday shenanigans in the hills. Tuna sandwiches are lovingly prepared and then stacked into tupperwares, or in a pinch, we will pick up boxed sandwiches in the shop on our way out to the countryside, taking part in the ubiquitous meal deal …

The Cotswold Way Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill12

The Cotswold Way: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill

The Cotswold Way 110 Miles from Chipping Campden to Bath: Day 2 Stanton to Cleeve Hill (15 miles) After eating the cereal and yogurts left for us in our darling kitchen, we set out early. We walked out of adorable Stanton and into even more adorable Church Stanway. After passing several cottages covered in wisteria, …

SWCP Beer to Sidmouth 3

A Walk on the South West Coastal Path

Walking the Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis to Exmouth on the South West Coastal Path in England Recently we had the happy occurrence of my brother and nephew coming to visit while Taido and Simon were off for Easter Holidays. Visitors don’t always coincide with time off from school for the rest of us, so …

Bristol

Snapshots of Bristol

One Month in Bristol, England We moved to Bristol on December 31st, our 27th wedding anniversary.  So we have been here for about a month now, which is not really that long, but we have unpacked our stuff and we’ve purchased some second hand furniture. Our house feels less like a sparsely furnished airbnb and …

Ten Days in the UK by Car, Travel, England, Scotland

Ten Days in The UK by Car

Ten Days in the UK by Car This is a whirlwind tour of the UK in a rental car, and if you have more time, I would recommend doing a full week in England and a full week in Scotland, but like I said in my itinerary by train, 10 days seems to be about …

From the London Eye, England, Ten Days in the UK

Ten Days in The UK via Train

Ten Days in the UK via Train Friends, I have been playing a lot this month with creating itineraries around the UK, partly because I am still trying to fit in a few last wanders through the Britain before our time is up and also because I often find myself making recommendations to others about where …

York YHA, Snapshots of York

Snapshots of York

So, York. Last week I mentioned that I took my mama to Berwick-Upon-Tweed on a little train journey + YHA adventure. Our next stop was York. We spent two nights in York, again arriving late. We ate dinner on the train on Friday evening, walked to the hostel, had drinks in the common room (ale …


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