Postcard from…. The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

Postcard from…. The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

  I’ve not stayed at The Queens for over 35 years so with lockdown restrictions easing we decided to spend a couple of midweek nights in the regency town again, reliving a few early career and romantic memories. As a young IT professional based in London’s West...
Postcard from….a winter visit to Devon and Cornwall

Postcard from….a winter visit to Devon and Cornwall

We took a short pre-Christmas break to Devon and Cornwall this week, staying at a lovely country hotel in the village of  Lifton, arriving in weak winter sunshine. We had booked the dogs in too, a dog-friendly fishing hotel although, at this time of year, I wouldn’t...
Grandpa’s custard

Grandpa’s custard

Paula has spent many happy and frustrating hours researching and documenting our family tree this past year. I’ve looked over her shoulder at times and thought that whilst one learns the names of past family members, the dates they were born, married and died,...
Coffee News from the Antipodes

Coffee News from the Antipodes

    . Three mornings a week, Leah, Colin and Laura attend a ‘Boot Camp’ exercise class on the green above the beach. Run by a Navy PE instructor it’s a tough 45 minute workout I can personally vouch for from my vantage point at Leah’s apartment window, mug of tea in...
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