Steve Exercises His Counting Finger

Steve raised one finger…1…then another…2…then a third… “Yep, I still love it!” I declared, before he could get to “3”. We were back in some magical places with gorgeous scenery and charming villages and my declarations of love for England of Britain the Great, continued. We took off from Birmingham and decided on a route... Continue Reading →

A Ripper Rainy Reunion

What a wonderful day. What a special day. The sort of day you’re looking forward to and feel excited about from the get go. Today we were meeting up with my boss and her husband. I say, “my boss” but Terese is so much more than that…friend, amazing support and just an all round wonderful,... Continue Reading →

A Sad Day

It was a late night last night. Steve and I sat up, with a book, a website, a pen and notepaper, and talked and theorised and drew diagrams, trying upon trying to work out how an Enigma machine worked! “I think it’s doing this…” “But how is that circuit scrambled…?” “Is it like this…?” On... Continue Reading →

My Brain Hurts!

An early morning trip to the gym for a run and I had the whole place to myself. Bonus. An hour of plodding with a podcast and then back to see if Steve had departed the Land of Nod. With all members of the Tassie Tourers now awake and ready for action, we set off... Continue Reading →

In The Footsteps Of Heroes

Into the rain we go, hi-ho, hi-ho! Still not cold, but very much a wet one today. We loaded up the van and took off, heading west again as we continue to criss-cross the country. We passed through Bury St. Edmunds to have a look and it was another lovely town. I love places that... Continue Reading →

Boxing Day Bargains

No, we didn’t hit the Boxing Day sales. No retail frenzy for us. No need to sharpen the elbows and forge our way through the shoppers who suffer from a temporary loss of sanity and can’t walk past the half price Foot Spa or Karaoke machine with bonus built in Neil Diamond medley. No, the... Continue Reading →

T’was The First English Christmas

T’was the morning of Christmas And all through the house Not a  creature did stir But Steve’s insomniac spouse.   She waited downstairs With tea and the clock Listening for the patter Of the Big Fella’s socks The tree stood brightly Under the stairs Waiting to divulge The Sainsbury’s finds that lay there The Big... Continue Reading →

Stop The Car, I Need My Sunglasses!

A final inspection of Norwich before continuing on our way. St. Andrew’s and Blackfriar’s Hall date from the 1200’s and were used by the Dominican Blackfriars. After 1565 they were used by the Flemish refugees who came to Norwich to work in the textile industry and they held their last service there in 1929. Then... Continue Reading →

Nice One Norwich

A day to roam around Norwich. We don’t much fancy cities as a rule, but we’ve had a couple of gems lately. Lincoln was lovely and now Norwich delivered too. A charming, historic city, with hidden lanes, cobbled streets and beautiful buildings that haven’t changed for centuries. We started our meanderings on Elm Hill, a... Continue Reading →

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