Category Archives: days out

Speke Hall

I have a bit of a thing for Tudor buildings, well I love architecture full stop. I fell in love with the black and white Tudor style when I lived in Cheshire. Although it was the Victorians who painted them … Continue reading

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Another Place – Crosby

I have wanted to see the Anthony Gormley work ‘Another Place’ for a while. Having done the day tripper thing in Liverpool during the day we decided to visit Crosby early evening. This was a good call as it was … Continue reading

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A Day Tripper in Liverpool

We had a trip to Liverpool over the bank holiday weekend, although I was a bit too young to be a great beatles fan at the time, you can’t go to Liverpool without doing a beatles tour. We drove past … Continue reading

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A bit of culture in Birmingham.

I was in Birmingham last week, catching up with friends and enjoying some culture which is somewhat lacking in the small northern village I call home. Finally I got to go to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter which is … Continue reading

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Solway Inspiration.

I’ve had a trip to the coast looking for inspiration. The light was just gorgeous, Scotland looks so close doesn’t it? I’m loving these colours, just perfect for paint and stitch.Charles Dickens wasn’t very complimentary when he wrote about Allonby, … Continue reading

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5 Highlights of 2017

I got a wheel                                                                          … Continue reading

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Days out around Birmingham

We have  had a few days out and about around Birmingham with friends. I’m not a lover of busy cities but I enjoyed a trip into Birmingham to see the architecture, the library, galleries and the German Christmas market got … Continue reading

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Sunday morning – Ennerdale on my mind

The clocks went back yesterday, I awoke with sunlight streaming through the window and my thoughts turned to walking around Ennerdale. Last year I saw a flock of jays at this time of year so I wanted to see if … Continue reading

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