22 April 2018

last train to leighton buzzard

beyond the back garden


Who loves a steam train ride? The click-clack of the wheels on the tracks, the gentle puff, puffing as the train moves out of the station. The smoke, the nostalgia of the great days of steam! Well, looking at the smiles on our little one's faces, I know the answer to that question. 

It's a rainy bank holiday! Nothing new there then, and we're headed for a steam train ride. Probably because we couldn't think of anything else as the weather was rubbish! So we head to a little narrow gauge railway attraction on the edge of a Bedfordshire town. The Leighton Buzzard Railway.  


steam trains


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11 April 2018

the superfood curry company

Are You Hungry

Well if you are, then your tummy may start rumbling even more after reading this! You might also begin to crave for a curry! Out of the kindness of my heart and as we like to be a public service as well as a travel website, we're issuing a 'Serious Food Craving Health Warning.'

...Ok, with that now in place, let's continue by asking you a second question. 

Do you have a specific dietary need? Sorry to be a little personal but it's essential in the context of what follows. If you do, still read on as no-one is missing out. From time to time Sketches like to champion local talent, to date we've looked at artists and musicians, so this time we head into the world of catering.

Welcome, The Superfood Curry Company, a new enterprise risen from the ashes of the Cinnamon Travelling Cafe.  
Food company

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28 March 2018

shout it out for outstanding oxford street

'It's always so crowded!' 'You can't move for mustard!' 'Why, oh, why does everyone decide to come here when I'm here!' 

Sound familiar? Well, take a stroll, if that's possible, down this street and I'm sure you'll be uttering these words. For a good reason too. 


Oxford Street London

It's London's most popular shopping street, it's at the very heart of the city, is home to some of the nation's biggest department stores and delights and infuriates in equal measure.Walk down there at Christmas, and you'll see what I mean. 

Welcome to the first in our new series of 'Up Your Street'. Yes, we're going to go delve into the London edition of the Monopoly board game. Finding out about these famous streets, giving you some tips, information and reasons for visiting. Starting with my favourite colour on the board; the Greens! Or does everyone go for  the yellows or purples? Do let me know. First up...

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