Watson Family Photos
27th August 2022 - Scarborough

Sitting on the longest railway bench in the world, a double decker sightseeing bus ride and a walk along the prom...had to have an ice cream on this fabulous sunny day...and a ride back up the hill on the funicular railway
27th August 2022 - The Midland Pullman

To Scarborough on The Midland Pullman, a much delayed trip (first by Covid and then rail strikes) to celebrate Lou's 50th
21st August 2022 - Happy Birthday Eve

Gotta have a caterpillar cake!
17th August 2022 - Peak Rail Train Ride

A ride on Peak Rail and we met the resident mouser on our trip around the yard
16th August 2022 - Horse Riding Competition

Amy displays her medals from a very successful competition, well done Amy!
15th August 2022 - Rother Valley Country Park

Day one of Amy's horse riding competition followed by a visit to the country park and a meal at the Sir Jack
17th July 2022 - Didcot Railway Centre

Hoping to see 'PENDENNIS CASTLE' as it was on the website as operating today but unfortunately it was only in the shed...maybe next time
Still not seen 'LADY OF LEGEND', always seems to be away visiting somewhere else!
11th July 2022 - Hinton Ampner

The house is being renovated so was closed but the grounds were lovely with plenty of shade on a swelering day
22nd June 2022 - Brooklands Museum

My birthday treat this year is a visit to this wonderful museum
Not a train in sight but plenty of bikes, cars and planes and tons of history and nostalgia around every corner - Concorde was the highlight
Volunteers and staff were great and very willing to answer questions
Didn't have time for the bus display and a couple of other small bits so a return will be on the cards
20th June 2022 - Picnic on Butser Hill

Picnic on the hillside with stunning views. Sunny but a bit windy at times!
17th June 2022 - Uppark

Return to this lovely place on a nice sunny day with great views over the South Downs. Very restful and another nice coffee shop....
23rd May 2022 - Kingston Lacy

An impressive house with various formal gardens on different styles, well worth a visit
22nd May 2022 - Blue Pool

An idyllic place...not so blue today as the weather was a bit cloudy but plenty of space to walk in the woods or relax by the waters edge
Nice coffee shop too!
A quick visit to Durlston Head at the end of the day but it was too chilly to hang around long!
22nd May 2022 - Studland

Views of Studland and Poole Harbour and then a visit to the beach area then Fort Henry and the WWII fortifications
21st May 2022 - 11th Wedding Anniversary

A ride behind 34072 '257 SQUADRON' on the Swanage Railway during the day then an evening run behind 50026 'INDOMITABLE' on the dining train eating a lovely curry - awesome locos and unbeatable views!!
13th May 2022 - Criccieth

Another castle and another lovely beach
Coffee and ice cream in a cafe overlooking the sea
13th May 2022 - Caernarfon

An imposing castle and a nice little harbour with its own swing bridge
Also, the rather modern railway station that just doesn't seem to go!
13th May 2022 - Plas Newydd

Looking for red squirrels in the woods...alas none seen
A lovely building in a beautiful setting just across the Menai Strait on Anglesey and home to the famous Rex Whistler Mural... the photos don't do it justice...you have to go and see it, it's awesome!
12th May 2022 - Abersoch

Just west of Pwllheli, a lovely enclosed beach, although it was a bit windy today!
12th May 2022 - Portmeirion

Fascinating, Colourful and Quirky! Quite a place with lots of beutiful buildings and woodland walks so something for everyone
Well worth a visit
11th May 2022 - Cambrian Coast

Along the coast from Tywyn to Barmouth and on to Portmadog, including the fantastic Barmouth Bridge
11th May 2022 - Talyllyn Railway

Not great weather to start with so some very atmospheric views but the train ride was mostly dry and the short walk to Dolgoch Falls was worth it
10th May 2022 - Borth-y-Gest

A lovely small harbour, unfortuantely the tide was out but picturesque none the less
10th May 2022 - Blackrock Sands

Fish and Chip supper on the beach with Dad and Jackie, and a whole bunch of seagulls!
10th May 2022 - Llanberis Pass

Up and over the pass to Llanberis with stunning scenery
10th May 2022 - Betws-y-Coed

Very tourist orientated so lots of shops but also the Conwy Valley Railway Museum which has an awesome 15" gauge (1/4 size) model of Britannia
Dad used to work on the real loco at Stratford in the 1960s
5th and 6th May 2022 - Swanage Railway

The annual Diesel Gala is not to be missed
Spent time watching and riding the various trains
25th April 2022 - Jack's Black Sash Award

Jack is awarded his Kung Fu Black Sash, only the 35th person to achieve this level at his academy - Well done Jack...very proud of you :o)
25th April 2022 - Tyntesfield

Visiting this lovely National Trust property near Wraxall, just west of Bristol with Eve
Lovely gardens and lots of beautiful tulips
11th April 2022 - Biddulph Grange Garden

Beautiful gardens just outside Stoke on Trent
Italian, Himalayan, Chinese and Egyptian themed gardens and lots more, including lots of interesting structures and caves
Check it out here
10th April 2022 - Churnet Valley

A ride on the Churnet Valley Railway with lovely coffee and cake at the Boat Inn in Cheddleton, just down the road from the station
8th April 2022 - Wightwick Manor

This lovely Manor house just outside Wolverhampton
Beautiful dark wood panelling inside and lovely gardens
Check it out here
2nd April 2022 - Petersfield Heath

A walk on the heath, past the cricket ground and around the lake where there's been lots of work to clear vegetation and improve the wildlife habitats....really opens up the views of the lake now
19th March 2022 - Mid Hants Railway

Tea and crochet on a train!
16th February 2022 - Southend

A quick stop-off for a coffee on a sad day as we're on the way to Uncle Roger's funeral
5th February 2022 - Pagham Lagoon

Back to the lagoon (the easy way!) to feed the birds with Amy and then to the excellent Pagham Beach Cafe for coffee and hot chocolate to warm up
31st January 2022 - Seaford to Newhaven

A beautifully sunny day but bitterly cold! Having caught the train to Seaford, we walked along to Newhaven, past the Tide Mills and across the river, back along the beach through Tide Mills and followed the dodgy looking tramway tracks that have clearly not been used for a long time...
29th January 2022 - Chichester Canal

We walked almost the whole length of the canal starting at the Marina car park, passing the site of the old bridge where the Selsey Tramway crossed the canal and the sharp right turn to go up into Chichester. Not all of it is navigable but the bit that is is still used for leisure traffic
24th January 2022 - Lee-on-the-Solent

Another weekend, another walk along a beach!
We can thoroughly recommend the bacon rolls from 'The Shack'!
17th January 2022 - Portsmouth

A lovely mild day for a walk along the Seafront and around Old Portsmouth
15th January 2022 - Pagham

Further along from Bognor, another beach and the lagoon... we learnt not to trust the signs as the public footpath took us through a dodgy and very wet and muddy path but we got to the end to find out that if we'd carried on along the gravel road between the houses we would have come to the bridge without getting wet and muddy!!
15th January 2022 - Bognor Regis

A walk through the gardens and along the beach on a mild day