playing golf

Golf

A couple of weeks ago I went to Boomers and Swingers at Astley Golf Driving Range to play golf. I never played golf before, as miniature golf is not a proper sport. I enjoyed myself so much that I’ve decided to make a post about it. Firstly, it is quite difficult to play. I didn’t […]

Monkeys with keeper

Knowsley Safari Park, March

As it was a lovely day last Thursday, we went to see the animals at Knowsley Safari Park. As usual, it was great. We did not go to the foot safari as I was not feeling good, so we only went to the drive-through safari, where I could stay in the car. I have a […]

Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Manor

We’ve been to Wightwick Manor last week. As they still have the winter opening hours, we couldn’t visit the house as not all of it is open to the public and we were a bit after their cut-off time for entrance to the house. It did not matter, as we had Festus with us and […]

Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Inside the tunnels

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

I visited the Stockport air raid shelters earlier this month and it was so interesting learning about them and seeing, again, how hard must have been during WWII at the time of the German blitz. Stockport air raid shelters were carved into the natural sandstone cliffs. It is very interesting how many rooms are; and […]

George IV

Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

I visited the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace last month, as our annual pass was soon expiring and I did not want to miss the chance of seeing their latest exhibition George IV: Art & Spectacle. It is still on until 3 May 2020. Next one is between 12 June – 8 November 2020 and […]

Monkeys on other people's car

Knowsley Safari Park, February

Yesterday we went to Knowsley Safari Park. We’ve had a wonderful time, as always, and today I’m sharing a few highlights, including from the bird of prey display and the sea lion show. As usual, this is a picture heavy post, so prepare for lots of cute animals. You might remember last month’s stand-off with […]

Room at National Gallery

National Gallery. Pictures only

With National Gallery closing down for three years for renovations, I was keen to visit it this winter. Here are some of the highlights from my visit. Madame de Pompadour by Francois-Hubert Drouais The execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, 1833 Erasmus by Holbein, 1523 Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures Flowers […]

Stand off with the Rhinos

Knowsley Safari Park, January

This month’s visit to Knowsley Safari Park was one of the best so far. It was quite eventful with a couple of the animals annoyed and not wanting to move. I will talk about that a bit later in the post. Firstly, the drive through the park started with some donkeys (or I should say […]

Whistler - Thames Police

Whistler and Pennell: Etching the city

Whistler and Pennell: Etching the city is a special exhibition at Sudley House, a lovely small museum in Liverpool. I visit Sudley House regularly as their special exhibitions are usually fascinating. In 2017 I saw the exhibitions the 1930s and Transformation, and in 2018 I went to see Fashion from the 1950s, and Costume Drama […]

Best 12 museums I visited in 2019

Best 12 museums I visited in 2019

Last year I was asked by someone doing research how many museums I’ve been to that year and he was shocked by my answer: 50. It was an estimation, but a very good one. So, that made me think of making a round-up of the museums I liked. Here it is: Best 12 museums I […]