Archive for the ‘The Seaside’ Category

That was a week that was. So a Sunday morning spent reacquainting ourselves with the North sea.


I’m a lucky boy there’s no doubt of that. Another week away with Mrs Weir, this time in the North of Wales, staying on the fringes of “the finest seaside resort in Western Europe” – according to an unattributed quote supplied by the local council. And although I can’t say I’ve been to every one […]


I never ever tire of being beside the seaside.


Saving Grace

16Mar14

A morning spent playing beach hut bingo.


Island Life

15Oct13

The second overseas trip this year. The first was an afternoon spent on Inner Farne in May which I’m reliably informed sits at 1 to 4 miles off the mainland, so given the success of the first excursion we decided to extend our range a little and spent a whole week on the Isle of Wight, […]


On our last trip to the North we made the obligatory visit to the superfine Barter Books where amongst other book based booty I picked up a ‘publication’, (that’s what the introduction calls it anyway), called ‘Remember Filey Butlins’. The book, (publication sounds somewhat impersonal), is a lovely archive of interviews and pictures from former staff, […]


Norfolk again. Last December whilst hiding from the cold in Derbyshire I spent some time reading Peter Ashley’s hugely enjoyable ‘Cross Country (English Buildings and Landscape From Countryside to Coast)’ and promised myself that I’d make the effort to explore the county that I live in more fully. A few days away from home doing just that makes me wonder, once […]



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