Mrs RM was persuaded by the first bright skies of the year to brave a Rutland walk yesterday.  Sadly, the footpaths around Whissendine were a mudpath, and we were confined to a few miles on (very quiet) C-roads.  As they say, it’s an area of simple pleasures. Langham, birthplace of Ruddles, is a pleasant small village… Continue reading RUDDLES


Our short cruise ended in Cozumel, a large Mexican island famous for its diving.  We’d been hoping to take the passenger ferry to visit the sea turtles on the mainland, but rough seas intervened. We ended up snorkelling at the Chankanaab park, which has some good snorkelling and a friendly lizard I’m sure I remembered from… Continue reading COZUMEL