Category: Travel

National Memorial Arboretum

We visited the the National Arboretum, near Alrewas, on 23 September 2021. The Arboretum was the idea of Commander David Childs CBE who believed a year-round national centre of Remembrance was needed in the UK. It is part of The Royal British Legion, but operates with a separate Board of Trustees and has independent charity […]

Hurricane Elsa

The first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, Elsa, was first monitored by the National Hurricane Center as a tropical wave on June 29. Here it is passing over St Lucia approx 09:00 to 21:00 UTC on 02 July 2021 (also on youtube at and another recorded a few hours later, from 22:00 […]

Trip to Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in Gloucestershire within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is about an hour and a half drive from Lichfield. There are a number of car parks, although they could be filled up pretty quickly. We went on a Monday and had no trouble parking (at £5.20 for 5 hours) […]