Walk: 100 Miles

This evening walk marked the our 100th for the year. I’m quite pleased about it as I have never done so much walking in my life. Also witnessed a beautiful sunset as we finish off the walk. The main reason for all these walks we have been doing is to train ourselves for the Camino…

First try on making video

I am going on a pilgrimage in September and I would love to make a video of my day for the entire trip. I currently do not own a camera because I dropped my Panasonic Lumix TZ70 on Boxing Day. I decided to upgrade my iPhone 6 to the new Huawei P20 Pro. This new…

Afternoon tea on a Saturday – TREAT!!!

It is a treat I’d never say no to. I always order a smaller version because I can’t eat all of it – three finger sandwiches of my choice, quiche, crisps, tiny lemon tart with meringue, a slice of cake, and scone with cream and jam. It’s a British tradition that I happily embraced when…

Search for the bluebells

Spring arrived two weeks ago. Finally. This meant bluebells will be out soon. If you blink, you’d miss them. Luckily we found some this evening when we were out walking near the crematorium/cemetery. The photo doesn’t do justice as I’m still learning to use this new Huawei P20 Pro.

Walk: Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Back in 2010 when I first visited this place, we didn’t know how long we will be walking. I remembered only having bottled water for the entire 17 km walk. I died – figuratively.  Last night, the husband asked what were we doing for the weekend. As always, I have no idea because the weather…

Planning our rail travel

We have booked a tour in Eastern Europe for my birthday. The trip starts in Munich – so we need to make our way there. The husband prefers taking the train, instead of flying. From where we live, it will take four train rides and a total of fifteen hours to reach Munich. Whew! I…

Destination: Shrewsbury

On our way home from Wales, we stopped in Shrewsbury. I visited this town in 2010 and it had a lasting impression on me. This time we were only there for a couple of hours because we have ran out of coins to pay for parking.  If you’re not going inside any museums or buildings…

Crossing the Stream in the Sky

Last week we went to Wales for only one reason – to see and walk across the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct. My parents-in-law have told me about this aqueduct when we went on a boating holiday with them in 2014. It was also shown recently on Channel 5’s Celebrity Carry On Barging. My interest on the place…

Visita Iglesia 2017

Visita Iglesia, or Seven Churches Visitation is a Holy Week tradition back home in the Philippines. This is usually done on Maundy Thursday or until Good Friday, when devotees visit and pray in seven different churches. The Augustinian missionaries introduced this practice in 1540s. Initially, this was to honor the Blessed Sacrament but nowadays it…

Destination: Chester

If you did not come here to shop, there are many things you can do in Chester. For me, we have to do the city wall walk. It is a good start to get your bearings around this walled city. We started our walk from the Eastgate, built during the Georgian era. The original gate…

Rufford Abbey Country Park

If you have time like we did, head to Rufford Abbey. It is only about 3 miles from Sherwood Forest Country Park. This is another good place for woodland and lakeside walks.

Sherwood Forest

This is the legendary home of Robin Hood. Unfortunately, i did not meet him during our walk yesterday. I did see his statue though. Getting there only took us 50 minutes. There are ample parking spaces for everyone. Be prepared to bring coins with you as you need to pay £3 for parking. Keep the…