A series of exciting excursions

Another recent visitor from England saw us hitting the tourist trail with a vengeance. As a first time visitor to NYC she had a long list of must-sees, and we were happy to offer the benefit of our experience of the city too. It was lovely to reconnect whilst seeing the sights, and her interests meant that we had some new experiences as well as revisiting old favourites.

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Caves, country and cooperage

As regular readers of this blog may have guessed, I get terribly anxious if I don’t have at least one trip to look forward to. When we returned from our summer holiday in early July the prospect of five long empty months until Christmas was just too much to bear, but funds were a little stretched.  Thankfully all this long-distance travel is excellent for collecting airmiles and we managed to find some extremely well-timed reward flights to Louisville Kentucky for a long weekend in late October, landing late last Friday evening. Continue reading

Halloween 2016

We mostly missed the Garden Street Halloween festivities this year, although we’ve been admiring the decorations going up over the past few weeks, because the return journey from our Kentucky trip had us arriving home just after 8pm last night. (Yes, we’ve been away again! Full details coming soon…)

We managed a quick look at the street in all its splendour as we walked up to collect a takeaway dinner, wending our way around the last remaining groups of trick-or-treaters. I did take the camera with me but was more focussed on food than photos, so here are just a few shots of my favourite displays: