Portugal

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

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

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

Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf

We drove to Schloss Ludwigsburg, which I believe translates as Louis’s Castle. The gardens were beautiful with  a central fountain, topiary and flower beds.  Elaborate Sand sculptures surrounded the garden.  No words can do them justice, so you will just have to look at the pictures on Instagram. The palace started out as a simple hunting … Continue reading Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf