Day Out in the Cotswolds

I had an outing to the Cotswolds on Friday. First we went to Tetbury. I had a Mexican brunch and then we went to a few shops.

We came home via Daylesford, where we had scones and tea.

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Cotswold Driving

Pauly had some work done on his car this week and wanted to take it out for a drive on Saturday. We headed off to the Cotswolds and went to Broadway.

It was lovely and sunny, we had a nice walk and did some shopping.

We drove a bit more and ended up at Caffeine and Machine for some food.

There were quite a few interesting cars to look at and we had some good food.

Celebrating in Scotland

Last weekend Zoë, Pauly and I took a trip to Scotland to celebrate Pauly’s Mum’s Birthday.

We saw the Angel of the North in the rain!

We stopped for some lunch at Sainsbury’s, we had toasted sandwiches.

We went slightly out of our way so we could visit our friends in Edinburgh. During our brief stop with them we went to The Wee Shop for pastries, it’s was really tiny, but the pastries were big and excellent!

After pastries we travelled on to Melrose for our family celebrations.

On Saturday night went out for a fancy dinner at The Hoebridge. Our meal included lots of wine!

We ate loads of cake during the weekend!

Oxford

Zoë and Pauly went to Oxford for a couple of days to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. I, of course, went with them.

We traveled by train and had a pleasant journey.

The first thing we did was have some coffee at Ratio Cafe.

We did a bit of shopping and then had lunch at George Street Social. Zoë and I had pancakes.

The weather was wonderful and we enjoyed exploring in the sunshine. We went to the Covered Market, Objects of Use, and the Shop at the Old Fire Station.

We checked into our hotel, Malmaison, which which used to be a prison!

Our room had a little balcony with excellent views.

We did some more exploring in the late afternoon sun.

We had ramen noodles for dinner. The steamed buns were excellent!

The next day was grey, damp and a bit chilly. I prepared myself with a big breakfast!

We went to the Ashmolean Museum.

Next we went to the Museum of the History of Science. A very interesting museum with lots of cool brass instruments!

Zoë spent ages in Blackwell, she does love a bookshop!

We finished our trip with pizza at Franco Manca.

We had a brilliant time and look forward to going back again soon.

Stony Stratford 

On Saturday we went to Stony Statford so Pauly could visit The Climbers Shop in search of a new Patagonia jacket. He tried on all of them and in the end he found one he liked!


We had a walk around the town, it was pretty and the weather was just right. We particularly enjoyed Odell’s hardware shop! 


As Stony Stratford is only just outside Milton Keynes we headed in that direction for lunch. We had burgers at Byron and then had a look in a few shops before going home.

Burger and Fries

The start of 2017 has been very quiet, I haven’t been on any adventures yet! I am hoping to change this soon.

This evening I went out with some very good friends and had a burger and fries at Gormet Burger Kitchen.


Lunch in Liverpool 

A couple of weeks ago now we spent a long weekend in Liverpool. It starting out being a shopping trip, but ended up being a lot of eating!

We stayed at the Pullman.


Our room was very nice. On the Friday night we ate dinner at the hotel and drank lots of cocktails.

On Saturday we had breakfast at Siren, the veggie breakfast included halloumi so Zoë was very happy.


We walked around the shops for a bit and then had a late lunch of massive pancakes at Moose Coffee. They were so good!


We walked back to our hotel at dusk.


We had a big dinner at Wahaca, including cocktails!


On Sunday we had another walk around the shops and the Zoë and I caught the train home. Pauly was staying in Liverpool for work on the Monday.