On this page you will find various pictures and stories from Day Trips, Holidays, Outings and Adventures.

London - November 2014

November saw Ellen and myslef travel down to Wembley for the 3rd and final International Series NFL Game, with the Jaguars hosting the Dallas Cowboys.  Marky P and Harry also made the trip for this game and after an excellent tailgate party we witnessed the Jags suffer a heavy defeat.


El and I had decided to stay down in London for a couple of extra days to take in a few of the sights including M&M's world and fantastic poppies tribute at The Tower of London.

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The Wedding of Mrs & Mrs Rooke - October 2014

Friday 17 October saw the wedding take place of Ellen's brother Richard as he got married to Hannah.  The wedding took place at St Mary's Church, Greasley with the reception following at Morley Hayes Golf Club.  It was a fantastic day and evening with everyone enjoying themselves.  Roll on our wedding, although it will have to wait until after our trip to Canada.

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Llangollen & The Proposal - September 2014

Following the end of the 2014 cricket season, I booked Ellen and I a weekend away.  She had no idea where we were going and also had no idea that I was going to ask her to marry me.  Luckily she said "Yes" and the rest is now history.  


Thanks to The Chainbridge Hotel for helping to arrange things for me.  If anyone does want a lovely romantic weekend away I would certainly recommend it as an escape.  Luckily we now have a reason to go back!

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North Devon - June 2014

June saw Ellen and I take a short break to North Devon, we stayed in a cracking B&B just on the edge of Lynton.  We were blessed with some fantastic weather and had a wonderful relaxing time.


We also had some of the best tapas I have ever tasted in Lynton as well as spending a fantastic day in the sun on Putsborough Beach.  It's a lovely area to visit and hopefully we will return soon.

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Northumbria - March 2014

March saw us visit the area around Berwick-upon-Tweed while also calling in a Shildon, Darlington to see the repatriated A4 Paciffic's for one last time.


We stayed at Longridge Farm Cottages, a place where I have stayed since I was about 8 years old.  We had a fantastic time visiting Cragside for El's birthday and also a lovely day on the island of Lindisfarne.  It really is a beautiful part of the world.

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The Lake District - January 2014

We decided that we needed a little break at the end of January, so we organised a last minute break to The Lake District, saying in a delightful B&B in Windermere itself.  The highlight of the stay had to be our romantic dinner for two on our first night.


We just managed to avoid the really snowy weather and were able to get out and about visiting places like Kendal and Keswick.  We also took a trip on the boat on Lake Windermere itself.

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