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  • Planning the England tripAs a result of some dedicated work by Glynis - a wonderfully insightful and forward thinking travel planner - we now have an excellent itinerary, booked accommodation, UK currency (both in cash and on a variety of plastic cards), and Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | Jun 24, 2017
  • Day 34 – 17 June 2017We awoke to a brilliant sunny day today and got ready to go the Great Hall in Magdalen Collage for breakfast. It is quite an experience to sit in this hall for breakfast. It has beautiful wood panelling and the Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 22, 2017
  • Day 33 – 16 June 2017We left Llanberis for Oxford today. We had to hand the hire car back by 12 pm and it is at least a 4 hour drive – so we left at 6.30 am. The drive was mainly on major highways but we Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 22, 2017
  • Day 30 – 13 June 2017We leave today for Llanberis in Snowdonia, Wales. The weather is still overcast and rainy. We have enjoyed the stay in the cosy and comfortable barn. We had a relaxed morning and left Askrigg at about 10 am. We drove west Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 15, 2017
  • Day 29 – 12 June 2017We woke up this morning and the weather was misty, windy and rainy. I would liked to have done the Howgill Fells walk at Low Haygarth. It would have been a bit much for Hope as it was about 10 kilometres Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 14, 2017
  • Day 28 – 11 June 2017We thought it might be sunny today – but it was rainy and windy again. The weather has not hindered us in the least from enjoying the countryside. The rain we have had since coming to the Peak District on Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 12, 2017
  • Day 27 – 10 June 2017It was rainy again today. Our hosts were very generous and told us we could stay until the evening. However we are traveling to the Yorkshire Dales and so we thought we should get away by 12 pm. Hope wanted to visit Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 12, 2017
  • Day 26 - 9 June 2017Today was a sunnier day – cloudy with increasing sunny periods as the day wore on. The initial results for the Election indicate that there will be a hung parliament. It was expected, if the polls were to be believed. We Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 11, 2017
  • Day 25 – 8 June 2017Today was Election Day in the UK, results of which would be well known. It was a wet day – but not very windy. We only have the rain to handle and it is light rain. Because our accommodation was Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 11, 2017
  • Cheerio, London!We had a lovely last day in London. We ate breakfast at a busy little cafe called Muriel's Kitchen right across from our hotel. They were very short on tables so we shared with a couple of young Posted by Pelham Family in The Pelham Adventure | Jun 10, 2017
  • Hello from HeathrowSuccessful journeys-Swansea meets Aberystwyth top of escalator Paddington station Good journeys for both of us despite 5 minute connection for Delyth at Shrewsbury and being surrounded by prossecco swilling Take That fans heading for O2 arena in Lo Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 10, 2017
  • The Crown Jewels and 221b Baker StreetWe went to the Tower of London today and since I do not have an encyclopedic knowledge of British history we probably should have sprung for the audio guide - I'm pretty sure I was remembering a few Game of Posted by Pelham Family in The Pelham Adventure | Jun 9, 2017
  • Day 24 – 7 June 2017We leave today for Staithes in the North York Moors National Park. We had a great hot breakfast at the Hotel (I should probably say Inn – it is called Snake Pass Inn). Hope had scrambled eggs and said they were Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 9, 2017
  • Going With the FlowLondon is determined to get everybody traveling on the left. There are giant painted warnings on the street to "Look Right" before crossing, there are arrows painted on the ground in heavily traveled walking areas to get everyone walking Posted by Pelham Family in The Pelham Adventure | Jun 8, 2017
  • Day 23 - 6 June 2017We woke to the sound of rain and wind. It is an old hiker’s adage – “I can cope with rain and I can cope with wind, but I can’t cope with them both”. I went outside the Hotel and Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 8, 2017
  • Baylie Has Good InstinctsToday we decided to take a city tour on one of the red double-decker buses. We figured we would ride the whole circuit and just see the layout of the city, then we could decide where we wanted to Posted by Pelham Family in The Pelham Adventure | Jun 8, 2017
  • Smooth and Sophisticated World TravelerWe’re off! I’m so excited you would think I have never been anywhere before. I paid a little extra and sprung for “Premium Economy” seats with Virgin Atlantic. It’s most definitely a step up from regular coach, with Posted by Pelham Family in The Pelham Adventure | Jun 7, 2017
  • Day 22 - 5 June 2017We woke up to a rainy day. The forecast was for rain for the next two days. I felt a bit depressed about this – what would we do in the Peak District in the rain? We had a very nice Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 7, 2017
  • Day 21 - 4 June 2017We had breakfast together and Hazel then left to a charity walk with her +80 year old mother – it is a 5 kilometre walk and she is confidant her mother will manage it. We went to church with Stephen and Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 5, 2017
  • Day 20 - 3 June 2017We had an Italian breakfast. This time our host’s nephew and his wife and their little boy were with us. We went into Cambridge and bought a book of maps, had a bit of a wander and then had another great Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 5, 2017
  • Day 19 - 2 June 2017We started the day with an Italian breakfast – very nice and very fresh (our host buys the food for breakfast every morning at 7.15 am). There were two other guests - a young man from Beijing and his father, Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 4, 2017
  • Day 18 - 1 June 2017We leave London today for Cambridge. We had our last breakfast and left the Hotel at 9 am to take the tube to Liverpool Station. Hope was a bit apprehensive about taking the tube – but it turned out to be Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 3, 2017
  • Day 17 - 31 May 2017This is our last full day in London – the British Airways debacle robbed us of one full day. We love wandering around London as you never know what you will stumble upon. We set out with the intention of going Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 2, 2017
  • Day 16 - 30 May 2017Hope has wanted to see the white cliffs of Dover since she was a girl (from reading “The Scarlett Pimpernel”). They are a wonderful symbol of England. So that is where we are going today. After breakfast we caught the tube Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | Jun 1, 2017
  • Day 15 - 29 May 2017It is a Bank Holiday (what we would call a Public Holiday) today. We started the day with a hearty breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast we read a London paper. There was a big article on the British Airways IT Posted by Tomheasley in Overseas Trip 2017 | May 31, 2017
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