A Weekend in the Cotswolds – part 2

The next day I had decided to do the walk to Lower and Upper Slaughter. The first part of the walk was through Bourton and past the church and then past the primary school. When building an extension to the latter they found the remains of an Iron Age settlement and so to get the…

A Weekend in the Cotswolds – part 1

My second weekend away was to Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. As my niece and family live very close to the route, I arranged to stop there for lunch on the Friday – it was a pity I was very late because of queuing for an hour to get through Marlborough, as there were roadworks. I…

A Weekend in Sussex

Having had my holiday on “Waterways of Wales” cancelled, I found it very hard to find anything else to book as it was then getting quite late. The best I could manage was 2 weekends away – the first being in Sussex. This was an hf “self-guided walking”. As they say they want to do…

On one walk….

A friend and I were going for a walk, down to the Nadder. We saw: what we think was an egret and as we watched it it caught a fish; two swans come in to land on the river, then three more came in next to them and finally, after they had waited a bit,…

Steps out of lockdown – 2

Booked a seat and went to church. Booked the gym and went there – hard work, couldn’t do much….. Went to the library and chose a book myself! Went shopping. I could have got most of the things which I bought earlier, I think, and the clothes shop and Lakeland which I went into didn’t…

Lockdown 3 – Week 11

This week I have: been to the supermarket , twice; completed the census; made progress with the jigsaw; made phone calls, written texts and done housegroup by phone; read my book – a birthday present from a friend; done some more puzzles; been for walks – 2 with the usual friend, some by myself and…

Lockdown 3 – Week 5

Much like the previous weeks but spent more time reading the books I got from the library. In addition: I made more marmalade, so I have enough for the year (I hope) with a couple of pots to give away. I had an extra trip to town on Tuesday, for the market and a few…

Lockdown 3 – weeks 2 & 3

Getting into a routine of lockdown again….. I do a walk most days, but as we are only supposed to be doing one lot of outside exercise a day my walks have tended to be longer – on fine days. Everywhere is so muddy that I mostly stick to the streets, and on one or…

Christmas 2020

Another Christmas alone – but then there were lots of us this year because of the problems of travelling with the COVID virus getting out of hand. It seems lots of people felt they needed cheering up so put up decorations early, so I joined them and put up my Christmas tree on Advent Sunday….

Take a short break – II

Having rather over-done things and had the fall on the Tuesday, I decided to do a shorter walk on the Wednesday and chose one of the routes that are provided. This was a walk round Corfe Castle – seeing it from every direction! I took the car to Corfe and parked in the National Trust…