Cheshire Wandering (2) Acton Bridge and Dutton Locks


After the epic tour of Tatton Park, the girls decided that they needed some retail therapy. As this is definitely not my thing, I dropped them off at the Cheshire Oaks retail park and took off to explore a little. My original plan was to visit the canal and quayside at Preston Brook. Unfortunately, there… Continue reading Cheshire Wandering (2) Acton Bridge and Dutton Locks

Cheshire Wandering (1) Tatton Park


Last week my wife and I took a trip up to the Wirral, to visit the outlaws. My wifes sister, our niece and her daughter. As we always do on such visits, we like to do the touristy thing and go on days out, to visit some stately pile, gardens or perhaps country views. On… Continue reading Cheshire Wandering (1) Tatton Park

Sculpture Park Pleasure


Last Saturday we spent a fabulous few hours, with friends, exploring this sculpture park at Churt in Surrey. The park comprises some 650 modern and contemporary sculptures displayed throughout ten acres of arboretum and water gardens. To do it justice you really need to have 360 degree vision as you explore the various trails. Not… Continue reading Sculpture Park Pleasure

BBC News: Shamima Begum: IS bride set to be granted legal aid


BBC News – Shamima Begum: IS bride set to be granted legal aid https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47934721 Wrong, Wrong, Wrong The moment Miss Begum chose the terrorist life, she gave up her rights to any legal help from this country. She chose to support a group of people who took away the rights of hundreds and thousands of… Continue reading BBC News: Shamima Begum: IS bride set to be granted legal aid

Samaria Gorge & Other Stuff


I have recently been sorting through some old photos and, as a result, reliving some past vacations. I thought I should share with you, an insight into our visit to the island of Crete and, in particular, the Samaria Gorge. Crete So, a few years ago, my wife Gerry was made redundant. We decided to… Continue reading Samaria Gorge & Other Stuff

Nesting


The Laughing Dove, or Senegal Turtledove, is not a native of Australia. It is, in fact, native to Africa and India. Apparently, back in¬†1898, Perth Zoo released a number of pairs into the wild. Given the natural catastrophes, caused by the introduction of other non-indiginous species into the Australian continent, one has to ask ….… Continue reading Nesting