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…

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…

Crepes and Galettes

We were meandering around the market yesterday morning when we saw this blue vintage Citroen truck selling crepes and galettes. The business is called Kreptruck. It is being run by a very nice couple. I usually go for the Nutella crepe but the galette menu looked enticing. I was torn between hummus and piquante. I decided…

Nature Reserve by the Bridge

Nestled by the River Humber is a 110 acre country park and nature reserve with various walking paths and other activities for everyone to enjoy. We came here today for a walk around the nature reserve. Our walk started from the car park next to the visitors’ centre.  We followed the Nev Cole Way by…

By the beck 

The sun was out and it looked deceptively warm outside last Sunday. We decided not to waste the day. I left it to the husband to decide where to go for a walk.  We headed to the southern part of the town. I thought he was taking us to Twigmoor Woods or some other woodlands. …

Baby steps

My personal goal for 2017 is to walk for 100 miles.  No, it will not be for one day walking. I made a list of circular walks that I can do in the weekend. Before I can do any serious walking, I have to do shorter walks in our town so I can get used…