12 April 2017

Back home

Went via M42, M6 and a14. Stopped at the Brampton Hut A1 interchange - for fuel and M&S.

Arrived back home early afternoon.

11 April 2017

Back to Chapel Lane Birmingham

Had a long drive, big delays on the M6 (closed!) so we diverted via the M56. Had a funny incident with people flagging us down and taking pictures! All on the web cam, so will look later.

Now in Chapel Lane where we had a curry from the farm shop.

10 April 2017

Annual service at Peter Hambilton's

Took the van for the annual service and a few bits - looks like we need a new piece of wood at the front for the dashboard - then new wipers, back to Boundary Mills, back to collect the van and Tesco's! Busy day!!

09 April 2017

Around and about

Today we went to visit Helen's friend Jane - after shopping at Boundary Mills in Colne!

Saw a large fire whilst returning on the M65.

08 April 2017

Mike's 80th Birthday

Today we drove 50 miles up the M6 towards Kirby Lonsdale to go to Mike's 80th Birthday Party.

07 April 2017

Blackpool South

Yesterday we arrived at Blackpool South, where we did the washing and collected the Enterprise hire car - a Toyota Hybrid with 10 miles on the clock. Looks sort of funky.

Today we went to Tesco for Breakfast, then went to Grasmere to look around Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and Museum. We then stopped off at a farm shop on the way home - a lovely day.

Dove Cottage

At Blackpool South

05 April 2017

Shrewsbury (By mistake)

Today we went to Shrewsbury (by mistake - we took the train in the wrong direction!).

We had a walk through Town, and took a river boat trip on The Sabrina. We had a light lunch at The Armoury.

Our first stop by mistake

Sabrina Boat mooring
The Castle

04 April 2017

Visit to Chester by Train

Today we took a train from Chirk Railway Station to Chester. Then we did a Big Bus tour of the city and £11.50 each, and had a nice meal in a Cafe. then we went on to explore and got a train back in time for an afternoon snooze!

It was good to see the remaining Roman Walls and Amphitheatre.



03 April 2017

Walking along the Llangollen canal

One of us started with the group at the Chainbridge Hotel, the other other from the CC site - we met at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct!

We are in the Lady Margaret CC site near Chirk Castle - very pleasant!

Interesting sign!

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

01 April 2017

On the road again

After a long holiday we are back on the road - van seems to be keeping well after a long neglect - it was washed and cleaned and we are now in Chapel Lane CC in Birmingham. Some teething problems,  The new Aldi £19.99 oven worked fine when turned on!