I decided to suss out a day trip for my birthday. Ideally I wanted to leave from Gatwick, which is less than thirty minutes from my home, and it needed to be possible to fit in a good few hours exploring. I narrowed the choices quickly down to Toulouse or Berlin, both served by easyJet […]

In the space of five days I have visited memorials to perhaps two of the finest contemporary musical artists England has ever produced. John Lennon Memorial, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York taken 15th January 2018, Martin Luther King Day in the US. David Bowie Memorial, 155 Hauptstraße, Berlin (Bowie’s former residence) taken 10th January […]

On my flight over to New York I watched the wonderful film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’. It tells the story of how A.A. Milne, inspired by his son playing with his soft toys in Ashdown Forest in Sussex, wrote the classic Winnie the Pooh books. A footnote at the end of the film’s credits stated that […]

I arrived in New York last night to this beauty viewed from my hotel room window. Empire State of Mind

Bridging the gap and building bridges are symbolic of progress, friendship & tolerance between differing cultures and in putting past differences aside. To a traveller bridges are more than just a means to cross a river. They link old & new, Bohemian & ordered, east & west, north & south, faithful & faithless. When looking […]