A Walk In Newark Park

Newark Park, set in the hills looking down on the Severn Valley, is an old Tudor hunting lodge dating back to the 1500s which has been extended several times. It is only about 10 years or so since it was last lived in, so it has quite a homely feel to it, and the rooms inside the house are of a good “home” size. Continue reading

Easter Saturday: Day Trip to Tintern Abbey

When I made plans for the weekend I kept Saturday and Sunday free. Corrie texted me early Saturday morning wanting to find something to do for the day – We eventually settled on Tintern Abbey and set off for the Welsh border. It was actually quite a nice drive; We went cross-country – getting on the motorway only to use the M48 Severn Bridge crossing. Continue reading

Coastal Walk from Land’s End to Porthcurno

A few weeks ago, I came up with the idea of walking around the coastal path of Britain. I can’t remember how I came up with the idea – possibly the book I read set in Cornwall over Christmas – but after telling Corrie about my idea, we decided we’d start it this weekend. Continue reading

Silverstone Classic: Enjoyable Weekend of Racing

What I loved about the Classic was being able to move about the site and enjoy the action from different perspectives (including the Grandstands, accesss to which was free). I particularly enjoyed watching from the Grandstand at Club Corner, where a seat during the Formula 1 Grand Prix could cost at least £500 if not more. Continue reading

Down House: The Home of Charles Darwin

I was very impressed with both the house and the gardens, managed by English Heritage (meaning I, as an EH member, got free entry) – With social distancing measures still in place I essentially had most of the rooms to myself. There aren’t many opportunities to stand alone in the study where Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species. Continue reading