Tag Archives: UK

If Fullers Did Hotels…….

I have always been a great fan of Fullers, they brew mighty fine beer from their Chiswick brewery (London Pride, ESB etc.) and have some special pubs too. My ‘local’, The Spread Eagle in Croydon has turned their intimate upstairs room into a comedy club and cinema (free large screen classic, free popcorn and a […]

Free Fringe Frivolity

Edinburgh is a fabulous city to visit anytime of the year, but August is extra special. This is when the Scottish capital grows a comedy extension to further embellish its already huge popularity. I first visited the Fringe in the late ’90s and laughed out load to the likes of Johnny Vegas, Milton Jones Richard […]

Ashford Forest Fire

I visited beautiful Ashford Forest in East Sussex today with Mrs Wilbur & Oli. The forest is best known as the setting that inspired the Winnie the Pooh books. We saved Pooh’s best known haunts for another day, but had a lovely stroll in another part of the forest with gorgeous views over the valley […]

A-Z April Challenge – Xeter

OK I admit it. I have cheated. Having only ever been to Guangzhou in China and never having yet ventured to Mexico I was really scuppered in my pursuit of a place I have been to beginning with X. I therefore give you Exeter, which at least sounds like it begins with X. Exeter is […]

Sunday Photo 22

Upon returning from Spain, we had another bird experience on top of all the storks we had seen in Segovia. Stood in our back garden devouring a pigeon was this sparrowhawk……….

Friday Photo – 17

This is a picture that I took in the Caribbean, sorry I mean the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales. It may not have been quite so warm at Whitesands Beach, but it certainly was picturesque.

Statuesque

Despite visiting nearby Reigate in Surrey on countless occasions, I never realised that British ballet legend Dame Margot Fonteyn was born there, nor that they had a statue commemorating the fact. I must learn to become more observant!    

Chester, UK

Following on from my article about may stay at the iconic Queen Hotel, what of the Roman city of Chester itself? I visited on an overcast day, but this did not detract from my enjoyment of the my few hours there at all. So much so that I am arranging to take Mrs Wilbur there […]

A Royal Welcome At Queen Hotel Chester

The Queen is not your standard Best Western. Built in 1860 to serve first class passengers using the adjacent railway, the hotel still has many of the original features and a whole lot more besides…. From the moment you enter through the revolving door, you realise you are somewhere different….    I was proudly given […]

Before The Lord Mayor’s Show….

I was walking past London’s Guildhall last night and noticed a lot of people dressed in their finery going there for a gala event.    I then stumbled across the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial coach on display……