Sunday in York England – amazing!

Sunday in York England for 3 Australians “The sky is blue” I declare to my Explorafriend and Explorason as we sit in our little house-sit miners cottage and look out the window. We have been busy planning our road trip, so it is time for a break and to go and explore some local history. […]

Sunday in Sunny Durham England

Sunday in Sunny Durham England The clouds billow behind the norman towered cathedral of Durham. Here we stand in awe of one of the oldest cathedrals in England. Our new traveling companion Explorafriend has some lovely people she knows who live here.  So we climb in our little rental car and they suggested they show […]

Visiting Osmotherley and country North England

Visiting Osmotherley and country North England We have been joined by my longtime friend from Australia for the next chapter of our traveling life. An amazing and positive companion, who is also a terrific planner. We had a little hire car, and we were off hunting for a vehicle to purchase. The GPS we had […]

Newcastle UK. Day 1

Newcastle UK. Day 1 We have arrived in Newcastle to house-sit. We chose Newcastle for a few reasons. Firstly, my ancestors are from here. Secondly, we are waiting for the arrival of our friend from Australia who will join us for the next few months of travel. The double-decker bus stop is right outside the […]

Accrington near Preston. Staying in a meadow.

Accrington near Preston UK. Staying in a meadow. We left Liverpool and our friends drove us to Accrington. As we drove up the town street, it suddenly changed to a stony road. Before we knew it, we were in the hills. The view was magnificent across the meadows and green fields, looking out onto the […]

Liverpool England UK with a 9 year old

Liverpool England UK with a 9-year-old We are staying with friends just on the edge of Liverpool, so being a bank holiday weekend, we decide that it might be best to head in on Friday and explore. We catch the train to the city. It is spring but the wind is biting and we sit there […]

The Beatles Story Liverpool, England

The Beatles Story Liverpool England It’s been a ‘Hard Days Night’ is playing as we wander into The Beatles Story. Once inside we learn about where the boys grew up. Schools, first bands and general youth of The Beatles. It shows posters and a stage remake of their days in Cavern. You can choose to […]