ANNIE LENNOX FOLLOWS ME TO NEWTON STEWART

Just before the pandemic struck last March I made my first real incursion into Galloway, sadly unable to make logistical arrangements to tick Newton Stewart, the Chatteris of the North. Continuing the Wicker Man theme, that classic 1973 advert for the Scottish hospitality trade had its premier in Newton Stewart, possibly here; But I can’t… Continue reading ANNIE LENNOX FOLLOWS ME TO NEWTON STEWART

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE – THE CROWN, BRIGHTSIDE

More for fans of closed railway stations, as Wiki tells me; “Despite the opening of Meadowhall Interchange in 1990, Brightside station remained open until 1995. A limited service had continued in its last three years and the station closed without fanfare with a poster announcing that all remaining trains could be caught at Meadowhall. Not… Continue reading THROUGH THE KEYHOLE – THE CROWN, BRIGHTSIDE

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BIGGLESWADE

More saving pubs outside the GBG, this time aided by trusted Covid data expert and J20 connoisseur James. With my Mum on the mend (thanks for your kind words) but under watch I’ve committed to stay in “the county“.  Let’s not argue about boundaries, folks. I was JUST over the Beds border when the ambulance… Continue reading LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BIGGLESWADE

PORTPATRICK – THE QUIET BEFORE THE BORIS BRIDGE

More holiday snaps from what felt like a forgotten corner of the UK, albeit one that will shortly see holidaymakers flocking in their millions to the Boris Bridge tentatively scheduled for early summer, which will make my ticking in Northern Ireland easier. Portpatrick is one of a select band of places in Wigtownshire with real… Continue reading PORTPATRICK – THE QUIET BEFORE THE BORIS BRIDGE

DEVOLVING THE PINKING DUTIES IN LANLIVERY

18th January 2020 The journey home from Cornwall, a dozen GBG ticks in the bag, via the now ritual overnight stop at Weston-super-Mare. Bur first, the just as inevitable pub lunch down country lanes near the Eden project. Now, you’ll know I never resist an opportunity to ridicule myself and my loved ones. So if… Continue reading DEVOLVING THE PINKING DUTIES IN LANLIVERY