Royal International Air Tattoo – 2019

Once again I have been fortunate to attend the Royal international Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford.  It took place over three days on 19 – 21 July with changeable weather conditions.  On Friday the British summer arrived as usual with heavy rain for most of the day which rampaged through the flying programme leaving…

Cleveland Way

Lyn has a saying about certain things, “it was not meant to be”.  Certainly, looking back now, Cleveland Way was not meant to be. For this years point to point walk we had planned a leg of the South West Coastal Path along Dorset’s Jurasic Coast. However when we came to organise our accommodation we…

Competition Time

I am a member of Wymondham Photographic Society (my local photo club) and through the season they hold regular members competitions in both the printed image and Digital Projected Image (DPI) formats.  They have two tiers, Tier 2 for experienced photographers and Tier 1 for those “developing”. At our recent Annual DPI competition (that is…

South Downs

We are in East Sussex, at a hotel spa and golf complex meting up with Lyn’s Uncle, Ray and his wife, Sue for a couple of days exploring the area.  The hotel complex lies about 8 miles south of the town of Uckfield and we are about 30 minutes drive from the south coast, Eastbourne,…

Well, It’s Walking But Not As We know It!

We awoke on the Saturday morning to snow on the tops of the high peaks.  Yes this is May and yes I did say snow! It is the bank holiday weekend in Keswick and the crowds are out.  Walkers, day trippers and locals crowd the streets and the roads around are busy. My shoulder injury…

More Lakeland Magic

Having already visited Castle Crag and Rannerdale Knotts, two relatively straightforward walks, it was time to look at something a little longer in distance and height. Before leaving home I had looked at a walk from the nearby village of Braithwaite which took in three “Wainwrights” in close proximity.  There is no set definition of…

Bring Me Sunshine

We are on our travels again, this time to the Lake District for some spring walking.  On the way up we had a night stop in Lancaster to visit Lyn’s friend Jenny in Heysham, which is close by. Heysham is a coastal town in the Northwest of England, noted mainly for the ferry terminal to…

Farewell Tornado

Intrigued?  Click on the link below or go to the Aviation tab on my site to see more. Last Tornado        

Run Runaway

I have mentioned Parkrun in previous blogs from last time we were in Australia in 2018.   Altona Beach is close by so again we decided that a Parkrun would be a good start to our Saturday mornings.  They start at 8am in Australia which is great for us and means that it does not…

Old into New

From an old established suburb of Melbourne to an almost brand new one.  We have moved to Point Cook, just over an hour away from Hampton, and the difference could not be more stark. Hampton was an established and mature suburb with classic style houses and bungalows interspersed with the odd new build. In 2001, Point Cook…