The Victoria and Albert Museum. . . . . . Tuesday Travels

The first year we visited London in 2003 we were only there for a few days and we managed to cram lots of tourist activities into that time.  One of the museums that we didn’t manage to visit was the V&A so I put that to right this time around.  While based in Swindon I…

Tuesday travels . . . .Bath, England

Although I have been to England a few times now I have never been to Bath.  My younger daughter had been before but it was included on our trip as her partner, like me,  hadn’t been there either.  I am so glad it was on our itinerary.  What a wonderful place and a must visit…

A monster sporting weekend coming up.

This weekend sees the opening games of the Cricket World Cup and the Super 15 Rugby Union Competition.  Seventh heaven for me! The Super 15 Rugby starts tonight with The Melbourne Rebels playing the Canterbury Crusaders in New Zealand and the Brumbies play the Queensland Reds in Australia.  Later the NSW Waratahs play the Western…

Tuesday travels. . . Castle Howard

While staying in Yorkshire we took the opportunity to visit Castle Howard.This magnificent building has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years and is set in magnificent grounds.  You may recognise it from the 1981 television series, Brideshead Revisited. A more recent version of Brideshead Revisited was made as a film in…

Tuesday travels. . . Whitby, Dracula and Captain Cook

While staying in Yorkshire we took the opportunity to visit Whitby, a coastal town that has a link to Australia.Captain James Cook served his apprenticeship in Whitby and when he set off on his voyage of discovery to Australia he set sail on the Endeavour, a Whitby built collier.  There is a Captain Cook Memorial…