Nearly over …


I refer, of course to the “Home alone … yet again …” experience in my last post. Well the week has sometimes flown by and then at other times it seems to have dragged a bit. I suppose the hardest part about the week was not having anyone to talk to. S**** and partner came … Continue reading Nearly over …

Break over …


Well we all managed to get through the week without any major upsets. Some of the family were going home one way and the others were going a different way. K***, S**** and me decided that we would just go straight home. We called in Aldi and were going to have lunch at Ask Italian, … Continue reading Break over …

It’s that time … again!


It is just about a year since the last time K*** went away with her sister. She said then that it was a ‘one off trip’ and I thought at the time, that it could not be a one off because of the pre-holiday costs. You may remember (and I forgive you if you don’t) … Continue reading It’s that time … again!

A couple of days away … day 2


So, after a good hearty full English breakfast, we set off for Robin Hoods Bay. This is a small cove about 5 miles from Whitby that was used in previous times by smugglers. All very romantic and exciting ... apparently. We had a good look around the few shops that had not closed down for … Continue reading A couple of days away … day 2

… and then it was over …


The holiday came to an end on Friday. Was it a success?  In many ways it was. The celebration lunch on Thursday was great and everyone enjoyed the meal and general get together. However, it did have an effect on me that I will come to later. Some of the family went home Thursday, which … Continue reading … and then it was over …

Not much sleep …


A stressful evening and a bad night. Don't know what was going on, but at about half past 2, the bl**dy dog wandered into our bedroom. I'm thinking it might have been poorly, and K*** had left the door open with the idea that it might be cooler. That was never going to work. What … Continue reading Not much sleep …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol


I thought I would have a go at this. I'm not sure if it will work (fingers crossed I've got it right.) I have been a fan of old British films for a long time now, and the first one I remember watching and enjoying was Brief Encounter. For those who don't know the film, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Satisfying week


A great week off from work. Used the last 5 days of leave for 2014/2015. So we had two nights in Whitby. It's a place we both like and have done for quite a long time. Whitby has lots of history about it, and I'll mention some of that later. We stayed in a hotel … Continue reading Satisfying week

Back home …..


Well, back home. Yesterday in fact. It was a pretty uneventful day. The weather, whilst not bad, was not as good as it had been. It was going home weather. We stopped off at a gift centre for a look around. My god, these place do depress me at times. Here we are at the … Continue reading Back home …..

Holiday week post from away ….


Well what a good day. First we went to Carnforth. The home of Brief Encounter. Was a bit emotional as it has always been one of my favourite films. Always gives me the goosebumps when ever I hear the music. Warsaw Concerto Actually 'Piano Concerto No2' by Rachmaninoff (oops). Gives me the shivers. Then onto … Continue reading Holiday week post from away ….

Holiday week …..


Well that's the first day gone. Six more and it's back to work. Last week was the first full week of work since coming out of hospital, and to be perfectly honest, I could have done that full week the week before. But 'Occupational Health' said four weeks at 50% hours and I almost stuck … Continue reading Holiday week …..

All went well ….


The weekend in The Lakes went quite well, although, I'm not sure how you can spend nearly three days in the southern lakes area, and only visit Bowness !!!! The 'Lodge' was better then expected. You see, from the brochure, it all looked a little bit ... 'up-market' would be an appropriate phrase. However, when … Continue reading All went well ….