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 that I’m hoping to walk with a friend in 2021. 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 a friend and I are also doing our version of the GeoGuessr challenge, where we get given a random location in the UK and then we just go there. The theory is that there’s an interesting story to be told wherever the destination.

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 – G-BNLY and G-BYGC

Some good news about the 747s, I’ve pinched the below text from a press release that BA have just sent

An Even Sadder End to British Airways G-CIVD

Not that long ago, in August 2020, the final BA 747 departed London Heathrow, aircraft G-CIVD. Unfortunately, as reported on

British Airways – Buy Aircraft Stuff

I quite like this press release that British Airways have just sent: “For the first time in its history, British

British Airways – Last Day of the 747

Tomorrow (Thursday 8 October 2020) is the last time that BA’s 747s will take-off from Heathrow Airport in London. Aircraft



Malta – South Eastern Region – Valletta – Wild Honey

Wild Honey is a small craft beer bar in the centre of Valletta and I think it’s fair to say


Malta – South Eastern Region – Valletta – Beer Cave

There aren’t a large number of craft beer bars in Valletta, or indeed in Malta, so it wasn’t too onerous