Sep 182018
 

That sure was a great afternoon in Nottingham, with Mark T! For me, is was a trip down memory lane, since I lived in Nottingham for a while, way back in 2001! When I was dating a lad called David! I really had, forgotten was a nice city, Nottingham is!

It was also great fun using the Nottingham Trams, for only the second time! Need to go back again, really soon and use them again!



More photos from this set can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/18-09-2018/

Sep 102018
 

I can now add Ealing Broadway and Slough, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Slough railway station

Sep 042018
 

So happy that Geoff, has made Another episode of ‘Secrets…’ this time, all about the Glasgow Subway, in my home City of Glasgow! 🙂

Jul 312018
 

Today, I had to use three trains to get from Paisley to Grantham. The first train took me from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. Then, I of course had to walk from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street.

I could have got the 5:15pm to Edinburgh Waverley, but it was way to busy. So I waited till the 5:30pm ScotRail service, which worked out better, since it was a Class 365, eight-carriage train.

Still can’t believe how much better the Glasgow–Edinburgh via Falkirk line, since the electrification project. Just hope, that next time, I use the line. I get to use one of the Class 385 trains!

Once in Edinburgh, it was time to wait for the 7:36pm service to Grantham. Got to say, that LNER is so better than Virgin Trains! Which is, one of the main reasons I stopped going by train!

Also Adam the train manager was so funny!! He was coming out with things like “the buffet car is located in coach H for hungry” and “If you are still standing and not a fan of Elton John head to coaches E and F”



Jul 302018
 

I can now add Paisley Gilmour Street railway, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

More photos can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/paisley-gilmour-street/

Jul 172018
 

It was a year ago today that Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level!! Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

Jul 092018
 

Here are some photos from the very first time, I went to London! Way back in November 2002 with my boyfriend of the time… Just to think, I was only 21 or 22 at the time! Like another, life time ago!

Of course, I’ve been back, many, many times since!


David and myself in Hyde Park
David and myself in Hyde Park

Jun 242018
 

So far during the #walk1000miles 2018 challenge, I’ve done a walk in the following counties and Crown dependences of the UK.

  • 28 – Northamptonshire
  • 30 – Cambridgeshire
  • 34 – Leicestershire
  • 35 – Rutland
  • 36 – Norfolk
  • 39 – Derbyshire
  • 40 – Nottinghamshire
  • 41 – Lincolnshire
  • 44 – South Yorkshire
  • 45 – Lancashire
  • 47 – East Riding
  • 48 – North Yorkshire
  • 50 – Cumbria
  • 70 – Dumfries
  • 79 – Glasgow
  • 82 – Argyll & Bute
  • 84 – Stirling & Falkirk
  • 96 – Inverness

Only done 18 out of 100 so far! At least I am getting, closer to my goal of at least 30 of them!

Jun 182018
 

20180618_005939So far during the #walk1000miles 2018 challenge, I’ve done a walk in the following counties and Crown dependences of the UK.

  • 28 – Northamptonshire
  • 34 – Leicestershire
  • 35 – Rutland
  • 36 – Norfolk
  • 39 – Derbyshire
  • 41 – Lincolnshire
  • 44 – South Yorkshire
  • 45 – Lancashire
  • 48 – North Yorkshire
  • 50 – Cumbria
  • 79 – Glasgow
  • 82 – Argyll & Bute
  • 84 – Stirling & Falkirk
  • 96 – Inverness

So only done 14 out of 100 so far! Would be great, if I could at least double that up to 30 of them!

Jun 172018
 

That’s me just updated the list of English Heritage sites, that I’ve been to. Since I went to Roche Abbey today.

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I’ve also added the following…

  • Belas Knap Long Barrow, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
  • Castle Acre Castle and Bailey Gate, Castle Acre, Norfolk.
  • Clun Castle, Clun, Shropshire.
  • Eleanor Cross, Geddington, Northamptonshire.
  • Hailes Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire.
  • Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire.
  • Scarborough Castle, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
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