Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

Clue Cracker is the first Escape Room in Tunbridge Wells and offers three exceptional games, each lasting 60 minutes. The City Adventurers first played one of the Clue Cracker games when they opened a pop up in Margate in 2016. During the pandemic, we have been playing their fantastic range of online games. Escape from Extinction Island… More Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

The Lost Continent

The other day we were clearing out a book case and I came across my copy of The Lost Continent, Travels in Small-Town America. This was Bill Bryson’s first travel book, in which he chronicled a trip in his mother’s Chevy around small town America in the late 1980’s. Ian and I first went on… More The Lost Continent

Brixton Street Art

Back in the 1980’s graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas, while others saw it as a way of brighten up the area. In Brixton, the council began commissioning street art and the London Mural Preservation Society became charged with maintaining it. Some art was by international street artists, while others was by… More Brixton Street Art

Woburn Abbey

The City Adventurers took a trip to Woburn Abbey before it closed for major refurbishments works. Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed until 2022. Woburn Abbey was founded in 1145 on the site of the present house. It became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The… More Woburn Abbey

Chedworth Roman Villa

The British countryside is a beautiful place to visit and so a couple of years ago a group of us spent a weekend exploring the Cotswold countryside. We didn’t get to try out the deckchairs that had been strategically placed, but we did get to explore a Roman villa and discover more about what the Romans did in… More Chedworth Roman Villa

Compton Verney

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were visiting Compton Verney. Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England. The house is home to the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Compton Verney is a registered charity and independent national art. We were able to explore the galleries during a visit in early 2020,… More Compton Verney

First Lady

The First Lady by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois Blog by Ian Thirkettle I have just finished reading ‘The First Lady’ by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. This was a typical Patterson rollercoaster that drew me in, got me hooked and kept me until the end. It won’t win a Booker or Pulitzer Prize, but,… More First Lady