Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Last week my daughter and I had to go to London so we went to Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park too. It was her birthday treat (her birthday is today). We both really enjoyed it there. There is a fair, circus, ice sculptures and a craft fair housed in wooden huts that feels like a Bavarian…

My National Novel Writing Month winner's certificate.

I’m a Winner! Yay!

Jo asked me a week before NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) started if I was going to attempt it this year.  I hadn’t even thought about it but then I had an idea for a story – just the beginning and end with a few bits in the middle so I thought I’d give it…

Ceramic poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies at the Tower

Jo and I went to see the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London today.  They completely surround the outside of the Tower.  There are 888,246 of them and each one represents a British fatality during the First World War.  There are so many that they overwhelm your mind, like trying to comprehend the vastness of…

Arch of trees leading to Fotheringhay Church

The Church at Fotheringhay

I just published the post about our visit to York and immediately realised that I had this post drafted so now they’re out of order.  Bang out of order seeing as I’ve just been writing about Bonfire Night.   :-D After Jo and I had looked around Fotheringhay Castle, we walked along the road until…

Jo in the Great Hall at Barley Hall

York – A Great Place To Visit!

A couple of months ago, Jo and I went to York.  We had never been there before but everyone I spoke to who had been there said it was lovely.  They were right.  It is a beautiful city with a (mainly) mediaeval wall running through it.  There are lots of things to do, free street…

View of the River Nene from the top of the mound of Fotheringhay Castle.

Fotheringhay: Place of Birth and Execution

In August, Jo and I went to Yorkshire to see some of the places associated with Richard III. On the way, we stopped off at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire where Richard was born in 1452. Something I discovered while we were there was that Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned, tried and executed in the…