Gardening & The South Sea Bubble April 26th 2017 My first trip to Fountains Abbey was a few years back. I was 11. It was a school trip. At that time, I was arguably more interested in what was in my lunchbox and who I ended up sitting next to. The Other Half has never been before, so we decided to take to have a detour from our normal routes back down south and paid a visit. Ripon Racecourse was being spruced up ready for the flat season and Rip ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Ripon Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info