Welcome to my little blog, created primarily as I keep forgetting where I’ve been. OK, that’s not the greatest reason to create a blog, but it does me. I like history, quirky things, adventure (not too much), trains, planes, fast food, slow food, craft beer and walking.

So there’s lots about the LDWA 100 and I managed to walk this myself in 2021 (brave and perhaps stupid I admit). I’m the national communications officer for the LDWA (long distance walkers), so I mention this quite a lot….

I like random as well, so I’m also doing my own version of the GeoGuessr challenge, where I get given a random location in the UK and then I just go there. The theory is that there’s an interesting story to be told wherever the destination. I accept it’s not exactly climbing Everest, but it’ll keep me amused in late 2021.

There’s also stuff about Accor Hotels who I stay at quite a lot, as well as flights and lounges which are mostly all about British Airways. I’m also slowly working my way around pubs listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

Talking of 100s, here’s the last 100 posts, to give a flavour of the torrent of piffle I’m capable of (and some interesting bits along the way I think for anyone who can sift through everything).

Finally, I’m from Norfolk, so there’s quite a lot about that too….

My pub of the year (an award not exactly internationally recognised just yet) in 2019, the Hop and Vine in Hull, who kindly put this on their board   🙂

Recent Flights

British Airways – No Gdansk Flight….

A few months ago, British Airways launched some new routes to Poland and Romania, which I thought was very exciting.

British Airways – Two New Polish Destinations (and one in Romania and Latvia)

I was rather pleased with the press release issued by British Airways today. I’ve been to three of the four

British Airways – Tier Status Announcement

Excuse my veering back to airlines, but I haven’t mentioned them in ages. The press release contains positive news though,

British Airways – Return to Free Drink and Snack in Short-Haul

I received a missive from BA’s press office today and it contained details about the new collection from Tom Kerridge,



Warsaw – Caffè Dell’Amore

Looking for a little cafe in Warsaw last week, this one was well-reviewed and is located between the central railway


London – Lambeth – Imperial War Museum (Warsaw Uprising Graves)

Returning to my little theme of the wonderful on-line photo collection of the Imperial War Museum…. © IWM HU 105736