Author Archives: Martin L

Fountains Abbey Visitations

A spooky something in the news from a while ago for one of the places we visited long ago: Fountains Abbey study reveals scale of monks’ burial site … It supports the theory that the community believed in literal or … Continue reading

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Bruges Beer Pipeline On Tap!

Some long time ago, we had a good long weekend enjoying the sights and sounds and food and beer and cheer of Bruges. The weather was crystal clear and with a very frosty cold… So cold that our Eurostar train … Continue reading

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Weekend Jump to Markeaton

Thanks for this one go to Sue for a good venue and good food and all innocuously hidden on the very edge of Derby. That made for a very easy rendezvous except for those lost-by-satnav in the centre of Derby, … Continue reading

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Weekend in a Castle – St Briavels

Cue dragons, art, great scenery, good walking, frost and ice, mists and blazing sunshine, good food and beer, excellent cheer, and an enthusiastic medieval banquet with lively debate spanning the centuries including King Richard III re-found(*), all wrapped up in … Continue reading

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Blakeney Belles of the Beach

Since our long ago forays to Norfolk, some of the sea folk there are doing rather well for themselves: Blakeney Point seals: Culling ‘not a consideration’ after pupping boom Coastal wardens have said there are “no concerns” over the record-breaking … Continue reading

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