Category: UK

Travel Challenge – Day Ten

On my final day, a big thank you to Maggie and Richard of the FAB Monkey’s Tale adventure travel blog for nominating me for The Travel Challenge. It has been a pleasure seeing everyone else’s pictures and such fun going through my own archives.

The challenge is to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days without explanation and nominate someone else to participate.

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IMPORTANT POST BREXIT PET TRAVEL UPDATE

From 1st January 2021, new rules will apply to taking pets abroad from the UK

Last Updated 17th January 2021.

The Brexit transition period ended on 1st of January 2021, which makes taking your pets abroad from the UK involve much more red tape.

On 9th December 2020, The European Union announced that from 1st January 2021, Britain, except Northern Ireland, will have ‘Part 2’ listed status for pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) travelling to the EU.

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The Deadly Dozen – 12 Poisonous Plants Which May Be Common In Your Back Yard

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Hemlock, Deadly Nightshade & Wolfsbane – 3 of the UK’s Most Deadly

Recently, we were contacted by tenants who believed there to be Giant Hogweed in the communal garden of our property. They were worried, because the sap from this plant can cause severe burns and blindness. We consulted with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at Wisley, who verified that the plant in our grounds was definitely neither Native Hogweed nor Giant Hogweed. However, they identified it as another poisonous plant, Hemlock Water Dropwort. Continue reading “The Deadly Dozen – 12 Poisonous Plants Which May Be Common In Your Back Yard”

A Brief Bark Around Britain – The Thames Path, The National Watersports Festival & ‘A Bit of a ‘Do”!

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My wardrobe reflected my lifestyle of the last two years. And meet our Lagonda!

We had to go to a ‘Do’.

My schoolfriend’s mum – my “Other Mother” – Mrs H – had invited me to celebrate her 80th Birthday.

It threw me into apoplexy.

My entire wardrobe reflected a lifestyle which, for the last two years, had consisted of living in a catering-size Corned Beef tin with the many paws; sixteen of them – and generally muddy or sandy ones at that.

When I said it, I really did mean it. “I haven’t got a THING to wear!” Continue reading “A Brief Bark Around Britain – The Thames Path, The National Watersports Festival & ‘A Bit of a ‘Do”!”