Category Archives: UK Road Trips

Sunday 11 August – UK Road Trip

The first part of my UK Road Trip is a mini one taking me to South Wales and Ross-on-Wye visiting friends.  I hope to take in Tintern Abbey and maybe do a few sketches along the way…. Here is the … Continue reading

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Monday 12 August – Out and about

I woke to a lovely sunny morning again, this is unheard of in Wales!!  No rain forecast til Wednesday.  Judy and I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast chatting and then a coffee in the garden.  I finally left for the Cardiff … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13 August – Wye Valley YHA

lovely firm bed. Then again a leisurely breakfast with Judy, packed ready to leave, then coffee on the swing seat in her garden again. It is as warm as ever. After we had said our goodbyes (and she insisted on … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14 August – Goodrich Castle

I was a little while getting to sleep last night as there was a child jumping on and off a bunk bed on the floor above (or so it seemed), but it was still early so i couldn’t really complain. … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 August – Painting Day!

I heard a bit of scuffling outside on the landing in the night but thought nothing much of it but when I got up at 6.30 to use the bathroom Julie was already downstairs and feeling quite fed up.  She … Continue reading

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Friday 17 August – Homeward

I woke to hear rain on the window pane…no worries, the garden really needed it after such a hot spell. After breakfast Julie and I went into Monmouth. She wanted to show me around her favorite town where she’d often … Continue reading

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Off to the Antrim Coast – 27 July 2016

I thought I would include this short trip to Northern Ireland, as part of my UK Road Trips, as I have no big plans and that always turns out to be quite exciting…. not knowing what the next day will … Continue reading

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Wet Antrim Morning – 28 July

I woke to hear the rain lashing on the window pane.  Not a day for sketching!  Over breakfast of cereal, croissant and coffee, Margaret had obviously been thinking about this and came up with a few suggestions, while my weather … Continue reading

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A cracking Irish morning – 29 July

I could see the sun illuminating the window blind as I opened my eyes, and drew it up to reveal a cracking morning out there.  The early morning sun rays were streaming across the hills and the golden ripening barley … Continue reading

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Party Day – Saturday 30 July

The day started off bright, but as we sat chatting over breakfast, the heavens opened!  Margaret had surprised me with a full Ulster fry – delish!  I have had such a splendid time in Ballymoney and will be sorry to … Continue reading

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