Aberarth, Wales.

There hasn’t been a pub in Aberarth since the 1920’s a local informs us. He who likes to think he is obeyed and myself had walked along the coastal path from Aberaeron and were keen to sup ale and rest before we retraced our steps but it wasn’t to be! However we were delighted to […]

Our Summer Together – Fanny Blake

A chance meeting and at an unexpected crossroads in her life, Caro finds herself with a summer never to forget. Up until now her life had seemingly been mapped out and she expected to graciously enter  retirement comfortably off with a husband of many years in her beloved home Treetops. Reaching middle age she has […]

Being a hipster at the Hox in Old Amsterdam!

Being a hipster at The Hox is a sentence not many would expect from The Grey Traveller but indeed I was just that for a recent weekend break in Amsterdam. A beautifully restored canal house once the home of a local bigwig is where I laid my hat for two nights. Located in the picturesque Negen Straatjes neighbourhood […]

The ABC of Bath or 26 reasons why to visit!

A is for the River Avon which offers great views of the weir, boat trips and riverside walks……. and of course the abbey with its square busy with entertainers. Afternoon tea at the Assembly Rooms. B is for Browns and their delicious Clover Club cocktail. C is for a crescent, Royal Crescent a glorious bend of […]

Worth a stop in Bishop’s Waltham

If you are visiting Winchester it’s worth a side trip to Bishop’s Waltham if you haven’t ticked off a Bishop’s Palace ruin when visiting England. Just a few miles south of the city on the B1277 this small town straddles the main road, the palace on one side of it and a few shops on […]

Do you have a bucket list?

I’ve noticed that some people are rather sniffy about a bucket list….it’s too mainstream for some. I don’t so much have a bucket list but a list of places which I would like to see given time and the money. Some places are close to home others much further away. The list of course is […]

Lordington Lavender

Lording ton Farm near Chichester in Sussex has just closed it’s gates on their last day of their annual open week…….. where we mere mortals can wander aimlessly through clouds of purple, mauve and violet and inhale that wonderful aroma evocative of summer days and our granny’s drawers. The visit is so beautifully done, from an […]