Doorstep Visits

This weekend was certainly a mixed bag of weather. Saturday gave us a break in the rain and a welcome respite from the damp and soggy weather that we have had of late. The weekend also heralded the opening of a couple of The National Trust’s more unique Shropshire properties. Saturday after a brisk walk…

Are we all as bad as each other?

There are days in my life that I dislike the way the World is! There is a lot of anger, a lot of hate and a lot of nastiness for the sake of it! Recently Stonewall ran a series of adverts on London Buses stating that “Some People Are Gay Get Over It” I for…

The Stately Homes of England

I am lucky enough to live in Shropshire; I love the fact that even though I live in the centre of the town I am only 5 minutes away from fields, woodland, the outdoors and Country Estates. The later are some of my favourite things to visit in the World, and I think my passion…

Camping Out (Nice Little Place Style)

The other weekend we were asked if we would like to camp out at Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast just down over the border in Worcestershire. Now before you envisage the trauma of putting up a tent, fighting with a fly sheet and getting up with the birds at sun up, this version of a…

A Change for the better

Gareth and I took a trip to Attingham Park at the weekend, it had been just over a year since my last visit and as Gareth had never viewed the house before (and as it was rather wet) it seemed like a perfect opportunity to show him round. Upon my last visit I will confess…

Real Ale Friday

Easter weekend seems like a distant memory I know that some of the weekend will be slightly hazy as we decided that not only was Good Friday, a time to reflect it was also to be Real Ale Friday! Tim was down from Glasgow and another chum Adam was over from Bormingham so we set…

An outing outrage

I rarely shout out about gay issues, I am not a great fan of Pride events and tend to shy away from public events where my sexuality is on show. But I felt I had to speak up about the recent Coalition for Marriage advert that ran in last weeks Country Life Magazine. I felt…