A day on Lundy

I wish I could say that we slept well last night. I can say we slept, intermittently, but it is a relief to know that we’re not doing a lot of driving today. After last night’s less than satisfactory discussions with the owners regarding breakfast arrangements (essentially they have extremely inflexible times and menu, and…

Heading west to Ilfracombe

Well, what a day! Bit of a mixed bag, but you get those when you’re traveling, and it’s always going to be a rough day when you’ve hardly slept… turns out our room did not cool down… and even with a fan going in a vague attempt to move the air around, we stared at…

Bridgwater

To say we’ve chalked up a few miles the last two days could be an understatement. Yesterday was actually quiet by comparison to today’s mere 200mi. We spent yesterday’s gloriously moody ‘can’t make up my mind whether to be sunshine filled or tip if down’ weather at Witley Court and Gardens (TripAdvisor) (English Heritage) it’s…

Hidcote and Malvern

Another day of travel today, but a much shorter distance! Today we set off from the Premier Inn at Warwick, after a wonderful night’s sleep, and headed towards Stratford-upon-Avon, skirting around Shakespeare’s birthplace (we’ll save that for another trip, maybe next spring!) and on towards the Cotswolds. Our destination was located on the top-most edge…

We’re off to see the wi… Warwick?

At long last, after a summer of drawn out days, chained to desks where we would watch the sun rise and set, we’re finally on holidays! We’re heading southwest for 10 days, and today is but the first leg on a multi-travel-day trip to our destination. Our first port-of-call was Kenilworth Castle (TripAdvisor) (English Heritage),…

Bounding back home

This trip was over far too quickly. We want to go back! When last we blogged I mentioned about hoping we slept well. We did. Hands down, curtains drawn, snores kept to a minimum, absolutely bombed out and slept until our alarms went off at 8am! We never get to sleep in that late! A…

Border bounding…

Some of you may have been aware of the slight change in plans we experienced a couple of months ago, a la Keeva having her accident. Well, that mishap also meant we had to bypass one of our ‘treats’ for that holiday; an overnight stay at Trigony House (TripAdvisor), a lovely Scottish guesthouse/small hotel that’s…

Return to base.

Just a quick update. We’re back home. We managed to catch the 8am ferry – after a delay at the vets which was incredibly frustrating – and then onto the mainland. Keeva managed to lay on the back seat the whole way, unfortunately whimpering the entire time, which made for very scared/anxious/cranky humans. We had…

Husky down! Husky down!

Today started out with great promise. We were up early enough to make it to the Blackwaterfoot Bakehouse (TripAdvisor) for their morning bake – I had a hankering for an almond croissant that would not leave me alone. So into the car by 8am and around 30mins later we arrived. What was waiting for us was…

Brodick Castle

It was another slow start today, with the weather warming up significantly we’ve discovered/remembered why don’t do Scotland in the summer. Midges. Horrible wee beasties who, if you’re their favourite flavour, will attempt to carry you off drip by drip of your precious life’s blood. I am one of these people. They are swarming in…