This is a quick non-crafting blog to share our day out yesterday with you. Hubby and I took a drive up to Milton Keynes for an overnight stay for a quick break. We left home at 10.30am which was somewhat later than our planned 9am but after being on the M25 for about five minutes, all traffic stopped because there had been an accident on the road ahead! We were stopped for twenty minutes and then we were on our way again. We had a comfort stop at the Chobham Services and eventually arrived in Milton Keynes at about 1.15pm. Our first stop was at a shopping precinct because we had two shops we wanted to visit, and to get a desperately needed cup of tea. As we were wandering around we came across this upside down house. For £5 per person, you can go into the house to take photographs! We settled for a photograph of me sitting on the brick wall instead! LOL!
When hubby was working in Milton Keynes recently, he saw some Starships which neither of us had ever heard off before. If you’ve never come across these little gems before, you can see what they look like in these photos. They put a home new meaning on the expression “home delivery”! Apparently, you can download the app and then you can phone through a shopping order and it will be delivered by one of these Starships! They have 360° cameras so they can see all around them and special wheels that allow them to go up and down kerbs! I was hoping to video one in motion but that hasn’t happened. If you would like to see them, go onto YouTube and type in Milton Keynes Starships!
While we were in the car park visiting the Starships, my car alarm kept going off. We checked that the doors, boot lid and windows were all closed properly but it kept happening. Hubby took my car handbook out of the boot and was reading about the alarm. He suddenly remembered he’d had a similar problem with one of his cars. Long story short, he read about locking my car using the key rather than the fob! That quietened the alarm. The problem? The car fob battery was running very low! New batteries today, methinks!
Today hubby and I are visiting Bletchley Park which is a museum and a heritage site. It features the incredible achievements of Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers and this is the place where it happened! We’ve wanted to visit Bletchley Park since our dear friend Liz shared with us that she actually worked there herself during the war. Unfortunately, Liz passed away shortly after this so we weren’t able to find out more about what must have been a fascinating story.
I have already scheduled tomorrow morning’s craft blog so I’ll try and come back later in the week to share our day at Bletchley Park with you! I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing our trip to Milton Keyne as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. I’ll be back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. And of course, happy crafting!
Gaynor Elder says
Sounds like you had a lovely break away Jan. it does you good now and then to have time away from your normal routine and you come back to it refreshed, happy crafting!! X regards Gaynor
Many thanks, Gaynor. It was definitely a much needed break for hubby, and I appreciated it, too! xx
What a wonderful time you had! So glad to see you and hubby taking time for yourselves together. xx
Many thanks, Kimy. xx
Linda Campbell says
Thank you for sharing your excursion. I watched a televised movie about Bletchley Park called Bletchley Circle. I have BritBox and Acorn and I can’t remember which one it was on, but there were three movies about the women who worked there and they were really good “who-done-its”. I am a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator in Washington State, USA. I love your Youtube tutorials and your e.mails.
Many thanks, Linda. xx
Sherry Skogland says
Thank you for sharing! I have watched Bletchley Park (the series on tv) . I had not known about. It before .
Hi, Sherry. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, you won’t be disappointed! xx
Carol Fylypczuk says
wow sounds like you had a great time so glad you had a relaxing day from working
Many thanks, Carol. xx
I have friends in Milton Keynes. I grew up in Hatfield, Herts but live in Atlanta Ga US. I’m looking forward to a visit home in August. Your blog gave me another idea of a place to visit. Bletchley Park.
The upside down house made me think of a house in Oxford with a shark in its roof.
I’m glad you shared this with us. Thank you.
Hi, Derin. Milton Keynes is amazingly clean! It was my first visit and was really impressed! The shopping centre (I think there is more than one?) was huge and had an amazing range of shops! Bletchley Park was fabulous – certainly worth putting on your list of places to visit! xx
helen milne says
Glad you had an enjoyable day out the war museum would have been very interesting, I see you were not waring a jacket it’s been very cold up here in the north east of Scotland snow, hail, rain nearly every day I feel sorry for the baby lambs, thats life.
Many thanks, Helen. Yes, the weather was beautiful on Monday and the drizzle that was forecast for Tuesday didn’t arrive so the weather was great for both days. I hope you get sunshine soon; we are in the middle of April after all! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter. xxx
Elizabeth Roberts says
Very fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Many thanks, Elizabeth. xx
looks like you had a good time. fun things to see.
Yes, we had a great time thanks, Dee. xx
Reba Robertson for the State of Illinois USA says
Such fabulous little delivery cars…never heard of them. They say Amazon delivers by air drops, but never experienced that or knew of anyone who actually had it happen to them. Sounds like you had a lovely day. I am going to look up on You Tube Milton Keynes Starships at a later time to see them in action. Thanks a bunch for sharing your day.
Many thanks, Reba. I’ve never heard of Amazon air drops. Must ask hubby, he probably knows!! xx
Claire Gagne says
Glad you two had the chance to get away and relax & do some sightseeing. Love the little starships.
Many thanks,Claire. xx
Sharie Wilson says
How fun Jan!! Glad you got away! You
Look so pretty! Looking forward to your next video!!
Many thanks, Sharie. xx
Judy Harmon says
Oh, Jan, thank you SO much for sharing! These are things I’ve never seen, and really enjoyed looking at them. Looks like you and Hubby had a grand time 🤗x
Many thanks, Judy. xx
What a nice getaway! I sure do enjoy being an armchair tourist visiting places I normally wouldn’t get to visit. Thanks for the blogpost.
Many thanks, Lisa. xx
Julie Nicola Jackson says
You where not far away from me when you went to Bletchley as I live in Leighton Buzzard
Hi, Julie. I didn’t realise! We had a great day on Tuesday at Bletchley Park! Happy Easter to you both. 💖 xxx