Monthly Archives: August 2015

1901 – The Turkey Cafe

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Category : Drink , Europe , United Kingdom

wpid-wp-1441009700371.jpgIt was a ‘school night’ and our first visit into Leicester for a night out. We stumbled across a gem of a place called 1901 – The Turkey Cafe and so glad we did. We had 30mins to kill before our table at Marco’s New York Italian was ready and found this place just down the road.

From the outside it didn’t stand out, a small pavement seating area led to a slightly larger ‘inside-out’ area with wooden flooring and a few tables. The bar is found down the stairs in a lovely traditional speakeasy style basement. We had a swift beer, a fine Brooklyn Summer Ale, headed for our meal and promptly returned for more!

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Planning Our Trip

Road-Trip-USAAs prep for our world travel we have booked a three week road trip around America next year. I really can’t wait, we love the usa and we plan to go to places we have never been before.

The challenge for us is not to book everything in advance and it’s harder than you think. We have only booked our flights and our first couple of nights hotel. The benefit is we are flying into one part of the country and coming home from Jamaica. We have no choice but to travel across the country otherwise we won’t be coming back.

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The Beckwood, Scunthorpe

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Category : Drink , Europe , United Kingdom

Beckwood_SmallI’ve never had a ‘local’ pub other than The Beckwood (apart from a B&B in Telford, but that’s another story)! However, OMG I don’t change my boxer shorts as frequently as the brewery change their manager’s!

To be honest, it’s not up to much, but it’s our ‘local’ and therefore it’s our Friday night, end of the work week, haven. Well, haven may be a little over the top, but I hope you get my gist. I’ve lived in Scunny (Scunthorpe for the uninitiated) for 7 and a bit years, but for every one of those 93 months The Beckwood is our second home. It’s less than a mile from where we live and it’s where the extended family congregate on a Friday as a minimum.

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Where Do We Begin?

MadeiraSo, we’ve decided to create a travel blog to record our adventures from August 2015 onwards. However, what about all the places we’ve visited before today? Well, rather than spending too much time trying to recall these trips and the stories behind them, I thought I’d just make a list of the countries we’ve visited as a couple since our very first trip together. We started off with a long weekend in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, nicknamed “The City of a Hundred Spires”. Our most recent adventure, well holiday really, was to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. This was to celebrate my step-daughter Chloe’s 18th birthday in July.

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