“Taking a break from my Scotland posts to bring you a few articles from my Trish Takes Five column in the Lincolnshire Free Press. There’s a mixed bag here ranging from things to do in Suffolk, funky sculptures, a beer festival, thoughts on the Olympics and an adventure in Bear Grylls’ trousers. Take your pick!
“Norfolk is perfect for a day trip from South Lincolnshire but popping over the border to Suffolk is one of my favourite destinations for a short break. A couple of weeks ago we headed to Woodbridge, a picturesque market town on the River Deben and perfectly located as a base to explore the area….Read more
“It’s not often you have an idea for a day out and a BBC weather presenter turns up at the venue a few hours beforehand and tells everyone about it. Carol Kirkwood did just that on BBC Breakfast last week…” Read more
“Tap, tap, tap. ‘I’ll bring some couscous and maybe rustle up a few brownies?’ Send. ‘Who are you texting?’ Dougie asked me. ‘Just the girls. Trying to sort out who’s bringing what to the Holbeach Music and Beer festival.’ He rolled his eyes…” Read more
“N0 matter how many times we stay in hotels, whether in the UK or overseas, we still find ourselves inept when it comes to working out how the room amenities function properly…” Read more
“After traipsing around Snowdonia in either jeans or shorts, my man decided he needed a proper pair of walking trousers: something more practical and waterproof. A scout round the outdoor shops at Springfields in Spalding and he was drawn to a half-price Bear Grylls’ pair in Craghoppers…” Read more
“Like many people I have been rooted to the sofa watching the Olympics in Rio. I’ve cheered on Team GB, despite finding the term quite irritating, and have run, swam and cycled every metre without having to exert any real effort at all apart from swapping between events on the red button…” Read more
“We’re no strangers to Scotland but neither Dougie nor I had ever been to Dumfries and Galloway, a beautiful region of south-west Scotland. It proved to be the perfect place for a holiday…” Read more