Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Noel Coward’s assertion that the county I call home is “very flat” is a little unfair (locals would suggest that ‘undulating’ is a more accurate description). However if you study the maps where Norfolk heads towards Lincolnshire it is reasonable to say that contour lines are an infrequent occurrence . Sadly as a result of this the flatlands never seem to get […]


A week ago today Mrs Weir and I (along with a more senior interloper) had just returned from a break in the South West, to be specific the handsome South Devon town of Dartmouth. Unlike our last trip to the area we remained free of any driving based trauma as most of our journeys during the […]


“Opinionated weather forecasters telling me it’s going to be a miserable day, miserable to who? I quite like a bit of drizzle, so stick to the facts.” Like Nigel Blackwell, who wrote the lines above, I’ve always been a little bemused that meteorologists deviate from the scientific so quickly and easily – because I too enjoy […]


Although I often think of myself as a bit of a miserablist (and thanks but there’s no real need to confirm this to me), I’m actually remarkably content. That said from time to time the idiocies of modern life (Mr Albarn and friends were possibly onto something) push me nearer to the ‘grumpy old man’ demographic than is probably […]


I do love a pier. In fact I have to be honest and say that a holiday without a visit to a least one of Britain’s remaining piers never really feels like a holiday. I managed to miss outlining details of our recent expedition back to the “the finest seaside resort in Western Europe”, and in fact […]


Last week Mrs Weir and I spent some time away from home relaxing on the high seas. Spending time with the Chief Financial Officer is always a delight, however a week resting and recuperating has resulted in the arrival of the first common cold of the season, to which I have all too easily succumbed. […]


Some people never seem to put a foot wrong. In this instance it’s the very fine people working at Asbury & Asbury. As once again they’re responsible for another beautifully put together object – this time a simple but tremendously handsome A6 notebook. Taking a mild obsession about international standard paper sizes and British A roads (two things […]