Travelling between Edinburg and London we stopped in Yorkshire to spend a day checking out the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This is an open-air gallery in West Bretton near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, showing work by British and international artists. Opened in 1977, it was the UK’s first sculpture park based on the temporary open […]

We arrived in Dallas with vague plans – that is, J had plans, and I was just vague after a BA flight that ended in awful turbulence as we flew into a storm front in Dallas. I have never felt so close to losing my lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks consumed during the last 11 […]

We arrived at Heathrow on Christmas morning and the first week of our holiday was spent in Bridport, Dorset like so many times before. We spent a lot of time assisting our friends get a printing job organised and completed for a New Years Eve festival at a nearby town. J sewed 500 metres of […]

After leaving the chill (understatement!!) of Finland we arrived at Heathrow airport, to a quick passport and customs check and made our way out into the night. Having been here and done that so many times we easily located the transport to take us to our hire car. The driver recognised our accents and welcomed […]

No one expected New Year’s Eve in Helsinki to be a balmy warm night – climate change hasn’t had THAT big an impact here! Having been on this rodeo before, we knew what to expect and prepared accordingly. Thermal long pants, thermal long sleeve undershirt, shirt, long pants, down vest, long (over the hips) windproof […]

  Yesterday, New Year’s Eve, J decided we should get active and do something – like take a long walk. Now I thought that all the times we had meandered into the city centre, investigated the retail opportunities and wandered the winter wonderland WERE being active, but apparently I was (yet again) wrong. Helsinki is […]

Yesterday’s walk was around town – today we headed a bit further out – not too far though, just the wrong (other) side of the tracks 😉 We wandered through the grounds of the University of Helsinki Botanical Gardens at Kaisaniemi. It was a chilly day out, the big display was showing 3 degrees, but […]