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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford August 1st 2019

It was a great relief to arrive in Hereford and finally unpack our bags; me for for a mere couple of days and Charlotte for the last time, at least for the time being. Up early the next day, the first thing Charlotte did was to collect her dog Pippa from the animal shelter where she'd spent a few days. Once Pippa was settled and we were breakfasted it was off to Hereford for a coffee and a bit of a wander around. Hereford, which is close the the Welsh border, does have a very interesting history and was heavily involved with the Civil War in the 17th century but that was something I'd followed up on my first visit there. After all the travelling we'd been doing in the previous days we felt like being ... read more
Inside Hereford Cathedral
The Chancel Screen, erected in Hereford Cathedral in1863
Charlotte, Hereford Cathedral garden

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford March 15th 2019

Gabby and Sion are on the road again and it is a good feeling. It's about time too. Time has been flashing past us and we are been too preoccupied with our house sale. We needed a well deserved break and this would give us a good chance to test things out in Gabby and carry out a shake down trip. We loaded Gabby up with clothes, food , essentials and non essentials. We forgot coffee - need to add that urgently to a list of things to buy. The weather wasn't kind to us . A touch of snow which turned the tarmac white. A scrap off of the ice from the windscreen . Then there is the wind and the rain. Every day heavy rain and wind that raced through the trees like an ... read more
Hereford Cathedral
Jerusalem
Constantinople

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford December 19th 2018

We spent three great days in Hereford with Emily, Andy and Charlotte. After arriving late afternoon,the following day we were treated to an early Christmas dinner, expertly prepared for us by Emily. The lucky recipients were Andy, Andy's mum Eileen, Charlotte, Kev and myself plus Nick, Holley and Hadley who arrived from Loughborough late afternoon to join us. It was a lovely family affair which we enjoyed tremendously. Thanks to Eileen for the Christmas presents she gave Kev and I which were most unexpected but greatly appreciated. After a delicious meal, with lots of Christmas cheer, it was good that Nick, Holley and Hadley were able to stay the night which gave us an opportunity the next day to hear more of their news before they headed back to the Midlands. During our stay Charlotte also ... read more
Lovely old Hereford merchants houses while we had a beautiful blue sky
Charlotte, Holley Hadley and Nick
Michelle and Eileen

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford August 3rd 2017

My darling sister Charlotte met me at Bristol airport some time after 7.30pm in the evening of Wednesday 26 July, the plane having been late arriving from Pisa airport where it had been absolute pandemonium. Lovely to see Charlotte patiently waiting for me as I came out into the public area; before too long she was driving me to Hereford where she's living at the moment and which was further from Bristol than I imagined it would be. My brother-in-law John, niece Emily and her partner Andy were all waiting for me; fantastic to see them all again. It was also good, after a bite to eat to settle into my bedroom. Waking shortly after 5am I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over the fields towards the city of Hereford; the view from my bedroom window. After ... read more
Charlotte and Michelle
My baby sister and I
Flowers in Hereford

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford May 17th 2016

Hello and welcome to our travel blog. So, Ali and i have decided life is for living. We are fed up of working to pay the bills! There must be more to life than this? We have given ourselves 12 months to save up, buy a campervan, pack up the house and head off around Europe for 12 months!!!! 12 months of no work yippeeeee. We thought we would set up this blog so you can see what we're up to. Plus it will save us a small fortune in postcards and stamps 😉. ❤️ T&A... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford June 10th 2014

Having fallen in love with pictures of stunning countryside, we decided to spend our week’s holiday in Hereford between 10th and 16th May 2014. As we would go to the Cotswolds or Cornwall, we took the train from London Paddington. The Paddington –Hereford line ran past beautiful countryside and honey-coloured villages via Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evarsham, and Worcester. Mark had booked the B/B hotel and printed out the map. Our hotel is at the edge of Widemarsh Street; it was very convenient to access to the city centre and bus/train station. Widemarsh Street led us to the High Town, the city centre. We strolled through High Street and Broad Street, and reached the Tourist Information Centre near the Cathedral. Mark picked up the information leaflets and bought maps. There were a wide range of local products, accessories, ... read more
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wye-bridge

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford June 10th 2014

On15th May, we went to Queenswood Country Park, located between Hereford and Leominster. We bought a map of the Country Park & arboretum in the shop and started exploring. We were both interested in going to the viewpoint, and followed the footpath on the Lime Avenue and Jubilee Walk towards the destination. It was a very clear and sunny morning, and it allowed us to see wonderful panoramic views of the county, from Malvern Hills in the east to the Black Mountains in the west. After taking photos, we went back to the trail, stopped at summer garden, autumn garden, redwood grove, Queen Elizabeth Grove, and Oak Avenue. There were a wide variety of conifers, wildflowers, shrubs and trees growing healthily on the arboretum. We saw carpets of bluebells and buttercups at the foot of trees, ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford September 15th 2013

It is with a very heavy heart that i am writing this Blog. Avril aka Skim lost her four and a half year battle with cancer, On the 28th of june 2013 at St Michaels Hospice Hereford. I lost my soul mate, lover, wife, travelling buddy and most of all my best friend. So this is not only letting the travelblog community know what has happened but also a tribute to Skim. I would like to share with you Avril's letter she left for family and freinds this was read out at her funeral. Kick in the tail Friends always know when you're feeling down. They know when you need them to come around - They're always there at the end of the phone. They listen; they're everything; a special day of sunshine, Or a sunflower ... read more
On a train in Malaysia 2007
I can see you

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Herefordshire » Hereford June 23rd 2011

23rd June 4pm Hereford Day 16 Now anyone reading this that has an aptitude for geography will note that Hereford is not in Wales. This is because I have decided to take a few days off from my coastal trek, mainly at the behest of a certain young English lady who decided to take a few days off work and requested the pleasure of my company while doing so. So far be it from me to deny a lady her wishes, and always being willing to see more of the great British countryside, I boarded a train at Milford Haven this morning and made my way back on to English soil. After all, I figured I’ve earned a bit of R&R after the last few days (not that I really have to justify myself to anyone, ... read more
Drowned Rat
Hard a' Starboard
Milford Misbehaven




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