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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln September 14th 2019

I was scheduled for a group training to be held in Oxford, England, but decided to do a bit of sight seeing the weekend before and spend a little time with family. My training was not approved until the week before, so I had to scramble to make plans. Do I take the train or drive? Do I go south or north? Do I mark off big bucket list items or go for my own personal bucket list? After checking the train prices (YIKES!!!), I decided to rent a car. It was literally cheaper for me to rent a car for 8 days then to have a train ticket from Gatwick to Nottingham to Oxford - and a car gave me more flexibility. So, the second part was - where to go? I was able to ... read more
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln - Cathedral quarter

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln November 21st 2018

We headed towards Lincoln along the 46, the modern incarnation of the old Roman Road – the Fosse Way. A holiday place a few miles out optimistically stated Cathedral View, although the through the gloom and low cloud of this morning there was no real prospect. It was forecast to be a beautiful day later, so pretty much everywhere within miles of the city could make the view claim. At one time, the Cathedral had the highest tower in Europe. We headed round the very efficient ring road, which offers easy access to the older part of the city. We passed the Lincoln Imp pub, which has always amused me since I once noted somebody add a P on to the sign back in the days when I used to do the odd business appointment in ... read more
White Hart, Lincoln

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln April 4th 2015

This year has been an honour for me. I stated blogging way back in 20 something or other .................ah well a while ago and I wrote them badly. What started out as just for my own enjoyment the blogs started to give me the opportunity to muse about my holidays and to write down random thoughts on paper. Sometimes something exciting happened and I wanted to remember it , othertimes it was something more mundane but like photographs the blogs served to jog my memory about the highlights and lowlights of trips we had taken. Given that memory starts to fade as you get older it sort of made sense to scribble. And so I have continued in my own way producing blogs from our little island home and others from further afield but mainly in ... read more
Lincoln cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln January 3rd 2015

3 Jan Back at Roos we set out on another long day trip - this time to Lincolnshire. Our journey took us across the Humber bridge, the world's second longest suspension bridge, that is built near the site Romans would ford the river as they travelled north/south between Lincoln and York. Our first stop was at Fran and Mr. A's lovely historic cottage. The exterior walls were built with the lovely local sandstone, which Fran pointed out had a number of great fossils visible to the naked eye. Inside was like walking into the past. The ceiling head hight was incredibly low, but still very comfortable and the rough hewn timber beams showed the history of hundreds of years of age. Fran explained that when age they had found that the floor above was made up ... read more
Cadney - following the family tree
Cadney All Saints Church
12th c. Nave at Cadney church

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln September 12th 2014

Every now and then you come across a place that you simply must return to. The first time we visited The Dambusters Inn back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long until we went there again. The opportunity came up again in September as we met up with Andrea and Mark who had introduced us to this amazing pub in the first place. From the outside it looks like a very traditional British country pub. That's exactly what it is, but as you walk through the door you quickly realise that it is so much more than that. Every wall (even the toilets!), and every nook and cranny is filled with Royal Air Force memorabilia. It is so like a museum that they should charge an entry fee! Most of the items pay specific homage ... read more
The Dambusters Inn
The Dambusters Inn
The Dambusters Inn

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln September 20th 2013

Usually field trips are exciting days when you miss class for the day. Unfortunately that is not the case in England. We went on Friday, September 20th when the university does not have school allowing all the students to travel Europe. We went to the town of Lincoln where we took a step in the past all the way back to 48 A.D. when the Romans were running everything! We started the day by being divided into 4 different groups. My group began on a self-guided tour of the town of Lincoln, then to the Castle, off to the Cathedral, and ending with the Roman ruins. During the self-guided tour we walked around the streets looking at the cute store shops opening for the day. They had coffee and tea shops, boutiques, chocolate shops, and thrift ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln September 17th 2013

At least there doesn’t appear to be any rain in the forecast for today but the temperature with the wind chill factor still means that it won’t get any warmer than 12C today. However this will be OK for some walking and we plan to stop along the way as we cross Norfolk and head into Lincolnshire to do this. We took the A146 to Lodden, a market town where the Holy Trinity Church built in the 15th century dominates the town and its history. The church grounds were full of graves and headstones laid out in some parts in neat rows but in other parts all over the place. A woman inside the church was very informative about the history of the town and allowed us access to the Vicar’s room which was up a ... read more
Exterior of Trinity Church,Loddon
Autumn harvest
Main street Loddon on our walk

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln November 1st 2012

Very excited now! 4 days to go before my trip to New Zealan. Got an all singing, all dancing phone so I can take lots of photos and up load them.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln January 29th 2012

Hi All, Last Monday I went to Lincoln to do a little bit of shopping to find the things that we cannot find in China. We didn't make it up to the top of Steep Hill to the cathedral which was a bit of a pity because it is so pretty around Bailgate. Next time. Enjoy the photos. Jah Bless... read more
View up steep hill
Jew's Court
Jew's House

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Lincoln August 4th 2011

We had a Withnail moment today. As we drove through the Yorkshire Dales in heavy rain, we were reminded of his words: "We've come on holiday by mistake." We'd woken to rain. The BBC website reported flash floods around York. It had been our aim to make a stop in Lincoln for elevenses and a visit to the Gothic cathedral, a favourite of Ruskin's. As we walked through the Minster Yard, the wind hurled cold rain in our faces. There's a statue of Tennyson and his dog by the cathedral. A notice board claims him as a son of Lincolnshire, but points out ingenuously that he spent all his adult life "elsewhere". After a brief look at the nave, we retreated to a tea room on Steep Hill. A local paper reported that this very street ... read more

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