Sometimes the simplest thing offers great beauty. I shot this picture of the sky through our leafless plum tree yesterday.

This weekend we ventured westwards from London to Dorset. Luckily Storm Arwen bypassed us most of the time, even though one tree did come down and block one of the central thoroughfares. This is a picture of the very nice pub that we had our lunch in on Saturday.

I was brought up only 30-minutes drive away from Lyme yet hadn’t visited the Jurassic Coast town for around 30-years. The town has seen quite a change in that time with extensive renovations that include a lovely sea hugging promenade around the headland towards Charmouth. There are also now a fair few foodie restaurants and […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

Flash back 19 years(!) and I was trekking to Machu Picchu. What a wonderful reward the tortuous climb up to Dead Woman’s Pass in the Andes provided.

Having clocked up a fair few overseas train journeys since 1987, I undertook my first for two years last weekend. Arriving by Eurostar, it was a short walk from Paris Gare du Nord to Gard de L’est before taking the slick SNCF train the one-hour forty minutes to Nancy in Lorraine. I will blog some […]

Today’s picture comes from my first trip outside the U.K. since February 2020. Nancy is about 90-minutes by train from Paris and has some beautiful squares and stunning architecture.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.’ After four years of bitter fighting, The Great War was finally over. The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago today. We should never forget and forever be […]

Phnom Penh in Cambodia

My first fictional book entitled ‘Drip By Drip’ is a thriller set in Cambodia, and I will be reproducing some excerpts on my websites over the coming weeks. The book follows a middle-aged English couple Bill & Rachel Brown as they embark on a dream holiday, only to find themselves embroiled with a ruthless criminal […]

I first arrived in Krakow in 1992 by train from Warsaw. Back then i5 was just the simple station that you see pictured, whereas nowadays it has a huge shopping mall attached. Another example of progress ruining the aesthetics.