Archive for the 'Out & About' Category

On Sunday, it was Father’s day so we took my Father-in-Law to Harvington Hall, a moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest holes in the country. The weather was kind to us, the day was gloriously hot and sunny and a good time was had by all. When we arrived we had [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2017

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 31st 2017

The east front entrance to Powis Castle has been closed to the public since the castle was donated to  the National Trust in 1952. In more recent years the stairs had started to crumble and one of the retaining walls in the terrace was in danger of collapse which could have undermined the structural stability [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 29th 2017

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.

On sunday we set off to Banbury, albeit taking a rather more conventional method of transport than a horse for a family gathering. Banbury was the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2017

Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust… wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
The Bhagavad Gita

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 2017

Just too late to see service during the Second World War, the Lincoln became the mainstay of Bomber Command post-war, but was destined for a short front line career as the Cold War and the jet age brought the shortcomings of its performance into sharp relief.
The RAF’s lack of an aircraft with sufficient range to [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2017

…for spotting steam trains.

It is a lovely place to visit not only do you get a guided tour that explains the history and how the mill works.  There is also opportunity to walk around the mill pools and through the surrounding woodlands which allow views of the mill from different perspectives.
There is also the opportunity [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2017

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