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Five good things on Friday – on Friday!

I (finally!) got round to upgrading my blog to a paid-for package instead of the free one.  Which means I have more storage space, and can resume uploading photos.  As ever, the thing I’d built up in my mind as … Continue reading

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Where we’ve been

I thought I’d do a quick round-up of where we’ve been while I’ve been absent from my blog. Our habit of monthly trips away lapsed for a while as other things took priority.  But we both found through our ‘gap … Continue reading

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The Gap Year – May adventure

What an appropriate way to end this Year of Adventures Great and Small, as we began it last year with a circular walk around London (The Capital Ring). This month we did something I’ve long wanted to do – a … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: February

(A bit like London buses – you wait ages for a post to come along, and suddenly three appear all at once – the third on its way soon). Finally something (slightly) more conventionally adventurous, though I have to be … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: January adventure

(oops, rather late again.  Sorry, overtaken by lack of sleep.  More of which another time). People, in January we went to Birmingham for three days. I know, I’ve been there before.  He has too.  So where’s the adventure? you ask. … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: December adventure

(oops- a bit late.  Trying to catch up with myself.  Gradually….) Another ‘adventure’ that isn’t so very adventurous.  But we enjoyed it a lot, confirming my view that ‘adventurous’ isn’t a pre-requisite for an adventure. Oldest son and daughter-out-law were … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: November Part 2

Mini-adventure 2 (all photos by Malcolm – apart from the chips) We had talked about having a few days away in late November to celebrate our ‘going out together’ anniversary. The GWR rail offer planted a seed of an idea … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: November Part 1

There were two min-adventures in November, both courtesy of Great Western Railway, which had a little-publicised (almost secret) special offer on during October and November, just for those of us who are 60+.  Go anywhere on their network for a … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: the quiet side of the city

I spent the last weekend in September in London with a close friend.  We live on opposite sides of the country, and have got into the habit of meeting up somewhere in the autumn.  This year I proposed London, and … Continue reading

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