Banbury, books and media

Traveling While Hungry

One of the first things I do when planning a trip is to explore to culinary offerings where ever I am going. Food and travel are my two favourite ‘past times’ and I combine them whenever possible. Lately, I have another way to combine them. These days, I am quite often found – on a Monday morning – down at…

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Life in the UK, photo gallery, sight seeing

Looking Around Lichfield

A few weeks ago, we took a “staycation” and ended up doing more sightseeing and exploring than we have done on many trips to far more distant locales. It was fabulous. I’ll be writing it all up (been slack on that, I know) but in the meantime, a summation of our day trip to Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. That’s without a…

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Banbury, shopping

Vintage Lover’s Guide to Banbury

If you are one of the many people who love vintage décor, collectibles, clothes, and accessories – then Banbury and its surrounding villages are the place for you! The Vintage Lover’s Guide to Banbury, the Banbury blog post that was on this page has now moved to its new home on The Banburian, a site devoted to exploring Banbury and…

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Banbury, books and media

Book Mad in Banbury

I’ve been book mad a long time, long before I moved to Banbury. When we were house hunting, one of my criteria (and I didn’t have many) was that where ever we ended up, it have a bookstore. And didn’t I get lucky! We ended up in Banbury for a number of really excellent reasons – and while it was…

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Banbury, shopping

Spring Shopping in Banbury

There are many signs of Spring in Banbury. The sun shines more often, daffodils are swaying in the breeze, a few bees start buzzing around. It all brought me out to shop and browse. It was Market Day so I made a point, as I always do of browsing among the stalls – then had some lunch, did a bit…

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