Category Archives: Uncategorized

No coals from Newcastle

While you don’t need to be bored with the cricket result, we thought a few photos from Newcastle and one or two from Durham, wouldn’t go astray. We only spent two days in Newcastle before going to watch the girls, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A little time with our friends

While in amongst cricket commitments, we spent some time with great friends Emma and James Montgomery in Stockbridge in Hampshire.  Beautiful part of the world this –  really is so typically England. Catching up is always fun and we had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

From cricket to croquet

We can’t get away from people in white. Arriving at Ripon we discovered there’s an international croquet championship at our hotel, the Ripon Spa Hotel which is a  very quaint hotel in the very quaint market city of Ripon. We’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The ultimate Irish joke

No it’s not limerick time. It’s the trip that we did today to the Giant’s Causeway in northern Ireland. After being told that this  the fourth natural wonder of the United Kingdom, we were looking forward to seeing the amazing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gaol an important historic monument

We had an important lesson in Irish history  today visiting the Kilmainham Gaol which is now a museum. The Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

33.3, or so it goes.

Ok, so you wonder what the heading is about? Well, according to my husband, who has totally embraced his Irish heritage and is now even speaking in brogue, informs me that approximately ‘tirty tree and a turd’ of the Irish … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Tunda’ over the Emerald Isle

Ahhh, Tipperary water.  “T’is the sweetest water in all of Oireland,” says the other half in his best Oirish accent when we walked into our hotel room today. If you haven’t guessed, we are in Dublin and have already experienced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment