Blogs from Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Frome June 11th 2019

Having bought some of the produce from our France Passion spot on Saturday night, first job Sunday morning was to go into the nearby town of Montivilliers to find a cash machine so we could pay for it! Mission accomplished, and honour satisfied, we set off to LeHavre. Not only have we never used this port before, we couldn't remember ever visiting it either! Being a Sunday, it was fairly easy to drive into the centre since most businesses were closed. Parking, too, was no problem, in the big park-like square in front of the Hotel de Ville. Wandering off, we found another square where a bar was open, and a stall selling (among other things) paninis. So that was lunch sorted. After a bit more wandering, became suspicious of the weather's intentions so went back ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Frome August 3rd 2014

We arrived at the Lighthouse Guesthouse, Tytherington after a quite stressful journey- the road map and Sat Nav having conflicting views. Mum trusted the Road Map; Dad the Sat Nav. I was glad when we finally drove into a gravel courtyard with a Barn converted guesthouse surrounding it. We received a warm welcome and a quick tour around, even though it was getting on for half past eight. Our room was quite basic but clean and comfortable. The whole place had a peaceful vibe, herb teas and decaf coffee on the tea tray in the room. Reading the info booklet, we discovered that all the food was gluten and diary free. We hadn’t expected such a health inspired stay, but we were up for a new experience and as my Mum has Coeliac disease it was ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Frome February 6th 2011

so today I ran the Longleat 10 k in just a couple of seconds over an hour ..not bad for me , I am grateful to the organising team at 2:09 Events , in particular Mike Gratton for some decent freebies owards my trip , stacks of gels /bars and some technical ts ...respect Mike. This was a tough event due to the hills and is universally agreed to be one of the hardest 10ks in the country. so thats my training run this week and i do feel fit... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Frome July 26th 2010

So here we are on the last night in england for 4 weeks! just had a delicious roast dinner cooked by dad with disgusting gravy but chloe, being the genious that she is salviged it :) today has been stressful to say the least... thanks to the eldest two members of the family but were all more or less packed now so its all good :P chloe xx Dad here, Actually we were only slightly stressy, mostly caused by Chloe and Ruby being in slow motion (and blind as well) when it comes to getting packed and ready. We are now starting a family game of CHEEEET so that I can show them who the boss really is! Next blog will be from Bangkok! Adios! D... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Frome January 21st 2010

Geo: 51.2288, -2.32283Well a trip to the UK would not be complete without a visit to my birth place. Yes I am a pom!! Darren and I managed to guide the Shorty to a tiny village called Trudoxhill near Frome where Cousin Bev, better known as CB lives. CB had provided directions however it was getting dark, wet and cold and we were a bit skeptical when we turned into one of those tiny country lanes, hedges on both sides and Darren made the comment "Crap where are we going now". I thought he was being a bit of a woose considering where we have been but all turned out well when we drove though the tiny village looking like something out of all creatures great and small and found CB's. The following day, CB played ... read more
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