Wales in a week: 5 highlights

untitled-3We spent 5 days in Wales in August of this year. It wasn’t planned as a big holiday but grew out of an idea to spend some time with the Bradburys (my daughter and her family) whilst they were camping in Anglesey. Continue reading

Support our local businesses …

2019-04-18 12.57.50Denis PayneElaine Farrell and I enjoyed lunch at the Rose & Crown today. Great place, nice service and good food. But …

This is not a review of one of Histon & Impington’s excellent pubs but a plea to our fellow residents to give it a little extra support over the next few weeks as the road works continue at the Green. Continue reading

Trulli & Sassi: Mar/Apr 16

DSC02821We’re in the habit of taking a short break somewhere around the Mediterranean in the Spring or Autumn to escape the colder weather back home and at the same time to enjoy a little more of other countries’ cultures, cuisines and histories. This year we jetted off to Puglia and Basilicata down the bottom end of Italy where we enjoyed a week of sunshine, no rain, and 20 degree plus daytime temperatures. Continue reading

Not a bad final scene: the Woburn Hotel, 31 Dec 15

Woburn HotelI guess there’s one suggestion that fills most men with dread viz why don’t we go to IKEA?

I don’t want to knock the store. They sell well designed stuff at sensible prices and there was a time when we were furnishing our first flat in Switzerland when we were regulars. But the company does seem to have perfected the way that it sucks people in and maximises the opportunities that they have to buy all sorts of useful stuff which they never thought they needed. Continue reading