We tried out Wilderness Festival. Should emptynesters go to a summer festival? It’s a big thumbs up from us. This is our full review, including a video.
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We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
Introduction: Time of year: Late May, 2017. Purpose of trip: This was the second part of a two night ‘mystery road trip’ organised by Nigel. I had no idea where we were heading–and about 30 minutes to pack before Nigel started the car. The only advice was to ‘bring a swimming costume…’ ! Why we … More Review: River Mansion Spa, Llandysul, Wales, UK
We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia, whilst in Edinburgh. Jane’s dad sailed on the ship a number of times and it was fascinating to see how he and the other members of the crew lived and worked. We can see why it’s been voted Scotland Visitor Attraction of the Year by VisitScotland. Have a look … More Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK
We visited The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Elements of the attraction have recently been revamped and we were really impressed. Fun, informative and friendly. Have a look at our video review: Further Information We experienced the Gold Tour, which included membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society and a tasting … More Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK
Introduction: Time of year: March 2017 Purpose of trip: We don’t need an excuse to visit the Cotswolds as we love the area, but this was one of a series of weekend visits to research a possible property purchase. Why we chose this place: Eynsham Hall describes itself as “one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses” and … More Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK
Introduction: Time of year: Early December, 2016 Purpose of trip: Nigel had two days of business meetings in London; Jane had a couple of free days and a chance to meet up with some friends….so we decided to book an overnight stay in one of our favourite corners of London–and tie it in with a … More Review: De Vere Venues, Devonport House, Greenwich, London, UK.
Cue Earth, Wind and Fire. Start digging out the knee-high, brown suede boots. Think about ordering logs for the wood burner, and sourcing those warming, home made soup recipes.Those are the kind of things I’ve always thought about at this time of year. But I only realised the other day that, for the first time … More Another kind of autumn…
Aberdovey in West Wales is one of Jane’s favourite places on the planet. I knew this before we got together, as she had written about it many times in her personal blog. I really admire her writing and it was pieces like Postcard to the Seaside that got me hooked. Read it and you get … More Tiptoeing along the see-saw
Introduction: This was a three day, seaside break in a part of Wales that I know very well, but which was new to Nigel. Time of year: Late June, 2016. Purpose of trip: To relax, walk along the long, sandy beach, hike in the hills above the town, and find some good places to eat. … More Review: The Lookout, Aberdovey, Wales