Staycations - Exploring the United Kingdom
Staycations - Exploring the United Kingdom

Staycations - Exploring the United Kingdom

There’ll always be an England, while there’s a country lane. Wherever there’s a cottage small, beside a field of grain… There’ll always be an England… England shall be free if England means as much to you as England means to me. – Vera Lynn


Sea Life Centre, PoolTogether And The Birmingham's Canals

6 Sep 2023 3 minute read 8 comments PVM

Once upon a time I visited Birmingham to visit the National Sea Life Centre. I had a good day out, hated the tangled roads and one-way systems, and had a lovely meal at the Slug & Lettuce!  Birmingham is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom,...

Visiting Repton - The Historic Capital Of Mercia

10 Jun 2023 2 minute read 11 comments PVM

I was blessed to visit the wonderful village of Repton - the historic capital of Mercia. If you watched the Last Kingdom, you know I am talking about top heritage and epic battles. Repton is a village in Derbyshire, located on the edge of the River T...

Rugby Town - History and Sport in Warwicksire

22 Apr 2023 5 minute read 17 comments PVM

Rugby is one of the most popular towns in Warwickshire, well known for local attractions that are linked to ... rugby! The market town is set close to the river Avon, the second largest town in the county.  The Rugby Grammar School was founded in 156...

Staycations: It's Always Sports Day in Long Buckby - Northampthonshire

17 Mar 2023 1 minute read 7 comments PVM

Long Buckby is a large village and civil parish in West Northamptonshire, where I went last year for a match. The village has a history going back approximately 1,000 years to the Vikings, being part of the Danelaw. I visited Long Buckby A.F.C. , clu...

Less crypto and a day in Highworth - Checking out a church from the 13th century

12 Apr 2022 2 minute read 2 comments PVM

I woke up early because today I have to travel about 200 miles round trip for my football match! I checked CoinGeko before breakfast and my portfolio was down by 10%. You know is a bad day in crypto when $GMT has the top gain, at 12% of it's previous...

WWII Heritage - The Bedford Interchange Pillbox

23 Jan 2021 1 minute read 11 comments PVM

  World War II Heritage in Bedford: The Interchange Pillbox What is a Pillbox? A pillbox is a type of bunker, a brickhouse or a concrete dug-in guard post, used to protect from small arms and explosives, equipped with small loopholes through which to...

Reaching the Land's End (England)

5 Sep 2020 1 minute read 12 comments PVM

Forced by the Covid-19 travel restrictions, I went into a staycation in Cornwall.  I covered this in Cornwall - Heaven on Earth, however, one place managed to impress me ...  Land's End. The name made me thing at the World's End from the Pirates of t...

Cornwall - England: Heaven on Earth 🌎

22 Aug 2020 9 minute read 6 comments PVM

Time to keep up with times so my first road trip in the UK happened this week, a five days trip in Cornwall and 950 miles driven. The destinations are in chronological order and the details are kept to basics so will not become to boring. I will add...