It is a little before 7am and Madam is poking me awake. “Come on, wake up and go and make some tea! It’s packing day!” “Packing day?” I say. “Yes, get a move on, we are going to Portugal tomorrow.” ‘We are? Oh.’ I say. There isn’t anything useful I can add to that statement. … Continue reading Portugal

Real Alcazar and Plaza de Espana, Seville

The Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain and the Real Alcazar palace. Madam can never resist a royal palace so a visit to the Real Alcázar was on our agenda.  The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace built for King Peter of Castile on the site of an Abbadid Muslim residential fortress destroyed after … Continue reading Real Alcazar and Plaza de Espana, Seville

Cotswolds and Beyond

  Cotswolds Travel Blog: Including Highclere Castle, Avebury Stones, Marlborough, Bibury, Chedworth Roman Villa, Bourton on the Water and a spot of Shakespeare. “So, you want to go to Norfolk next?” I asked Madam. “I guess so…” she replied somewhat hesitantly. “It’s very flat,” I said, “you can wave to people in Birmingham.” “Really?  You can … Continue reading Cotswolds and Beyond


Scotland blog from our recent trip.  Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Culloden, Ben Nevis, the West Highland Line and a few misadventures. “We have ten days before your next hospital appointment.  We need to go away!” said Madam, “we could go on a road trip.  Maybe Norfolk?” “It’s very flat,” I replied, “and there isn’t a lot to … Continue reading Scotland