Welcome to the Seventh Edition of TT Strange Times!

News, ideas and inspiration from us in these strangest of times.

Hello and welcome to the seventh issue of TT Strange Times!

Regular readers of TT Strange Times will hopefully know by now that we wanted to offer a fun resource for puzzles, games, ideas and information to help us all through these uncertain times.

I must admit, I used to find the idea of staying in the UK for my annual holiday uninspiring and unappealing. Big mistake! In more enlightened years I have come to realise my good fortune in living in the UK, with its huge range of history, culture, landscapes – and weather! No longer is a UK-based holiday viewed as the runner’s up prize.

Even before the unprecedented events of spring/summer 2020 many more of us Brits had begun to forego the annual holiday ‘abroad’ for the delights of a UK-based holiday. For some this means literally staying in their own homes, but for others this has a wider meaning – staying away from home but still at home in the UK. We are enthusiastic advocates of the advantages of making the most of living in the UK and therefore our current issue is proudly dedicated to…

A Staycation Summer

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - why travel abroad during lockdown when we have such amazing destinations right here on our own doorsteps?

Travelling abroad was not without its challenges even before the recent developments, but now, in the summer of 2020 it seems that many people are making the UK the focus for their summer plans. If you are among them and are looking for ideas for how to spend your time, read on.

For our Inspirational People for Inspirational Times section, we look at Patrick and Joan Laurance, the late founders of the charity Family Holiday Association.

For this issue’s dose of FRESH AIR FUN, what better idea could we recommend as a way of getting fresh air and exercise, and getting to know your surrounding area than a Treasure Trail?

For Getting YUMMY With It… Just because you aren’t holidaying abroad, it doesn’t mean that you can’t eat as if you were!

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - Okay, so we may not all be able to eat on a glorious beach at sunset but we can still eat as if we were on holiday...

Our TOP Five… this time around looks at our choice of the best FREE things to do whilst enjoying your UK-based staycation.

Once you are done with that, do you fancy having a go at this issue’s competition? It’s a cryptic wordsearch about places in the UK! Submit your entries to us and you could win a gift voucher to use on your next Trailing adventure.

Finally, if you fancy a little puzzle to do at home, why not try our latest Virtual Trail?

As always, we hope you enjoy – and don’t forget to share this with friends and family.


Stay alert – and STAY SAFE!

Editor-in-Chief, Tristan.

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - Rock. That great British tradition of tooth breaking, blood sugar level spiking, salty aired delicious mintiness...

Inside this edition of TT Strange Times…

Latest TT Strange Times News

Browse by section below:

Inspirational People – For Inspirational Times...

Inspirational People –
For Inspirational Times...

A closer look at another inspirational figurehead…

>> Click here to be inspired!

Let's Get Moving...

Get Moving…

Whether you’re inside or outside in your garden, try these fun ideas to keep your mind and body busy!

>> I want to get some FRESH AIR FUN…

Getting YUMMY With it...

Getting YUMMY
With it…

With a different recipe or foody suggestion for each issue, there’s no need to get food bored!

>> Yummy, yummy, get in my tummy!

Our TOP Five...


A pick of five top items for this issue, ready for you to delve into…

>> Show me the TOP five items now!

Competition Time!


Why not enter our themed competition? You could win a Treasure Trails gift voucher in preparation for when we can all get back out there!

>> Don’t leave me out – I want to win!

Puzzle Time...


Exercise your mind as well as your body with our selection of quizzes!

>> Stretch my mind please…

Our inspiring quote for this issue:

“I sat on a toilet watching the water run thinking what an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile effort to recapture the comforts you wouldn’t have lost if you hadn’t left home in the first place.”
Bill Bryson – Neither Here Nor There

Some awesome upcoming dates…

4th July = American Independence Day

7th July = World Chocolate Day

14th July = Bastille Day

18th July = World Listening Day

30th July = International Day of Friendship

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