Question: What do you do with old military barracks when they are no longer needed to house soldiers and supplies? It’s an interesting question. Moving about as an army wife and digging into the history of each place we live, I’ve come to realise that the MoD lives in an endless cycle of building military… Continue reading Peninsula Barracks, Winchester
So… Winchester. Located in Hampshire, keeper of a rich history, former capital of ancient England. Home to a proud military heritage and incredibly photogenic to boot. Worth a look, right? I thought so. Hence our first day out exploring anywhere beyond our immediate local area in a long, long time involved a self guided walk… Continue reading Walking Tour of Winchester
Does what it says on the tin, really. I’m hoping most of this will go from wish list to concrete plans at some point in the year. Dream now, travel later. 10 places I’d like to go in 2021. Some are local, some overseas. I live in hope. Some are re-visits of places I didn’t… Continue reading 10 Places For 2021: My Wish List
Just as the title says, and in that order. I used to live in a little town in Germany called Bad Lippspringe, affectionately shorted to ‘Bad Lip’ by the Brit community. Bad Lip was home to the Arminius Spring or Arminius Quelle, a water source said to have healing properties. I’m not so sure, I… Continue reading A Revisit, A Review & A Rant
Disclosure: This post includes an affiliate link. If a purchase is made via this link, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to the buyer. I will only ever post these links for products I have genuinely used and genuinely loved. In this case, a brilliant book. With that out the way…… Continue reading Exploring Greenham Common
Hello, September. The end of August into early September has been a busy time. I’ve said goodbye to Mr THL, who’s deployed for six months following fourteen days of isolation. I’ve said hello to the alarm clock, school runs and routine. As much as I’m missing the Mr, I’m really enjoying the routine of normal-ish… Continue reading Church Pics and Champing Tips
It’s no secret that I am quite fond of an old church to mooch about in, and even fonder of a good old graveyard. I love a good graveyard. Imagine how chuffed I would be, then, if I could be the guest of a church for a night. My very own church and my very… Continue reading Sleeping Over In A Historic Church: Champing.
Geography has never been my strong point. I’m not great at plotting routes or reading maps and my ability to identify geographical features is limited to say the least. So if you’d asked me a week or so ago to define a desert I would have said something along the lines of ‘massive, scorching, dry,… Continue reading Day in the Desert @ Dungeness, Kent.
2020 is shaping up into quite a year, isn’t it? I don’t think anyone can say it has gone to plan! Last weekend being a case in point. This year is a big one for us. Big birthdays, fifteen years of marriage (well done, Mr THL!) and our eldest daughters graduation. The original plan involved… Continue reading Finding Narnia in Oxford
Not much of a title, is it? Couldn’t think up a better one so I’m going with the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin variety. A blog post, from me to you, about three German hats. Well, one turned out to be Austrian. I’ll get to that. I have lived in Germany twice, with a brief stint in North Yorkshire… Continue reading Three German Hats