Category UK Towns & Cities

Peterborough Cathedral

Did you know that Peterborough Cathedral was the original burial site of both Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine of Aragon? Me neither! The Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew to give its proper name, is a stunning example of Norman architecture built in the 12th & 13th centuries. Along with […]

Their Mortal Remains – The Pink Floyd Exhibition

For Floyd fans, a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London by October 1st is a must. For any music fan of any generation, even if you are indifferent to output of Messrs Barrett, Waters, Wright, Mason & Gilmour, I urge you to make the effort to fully appreciate the influence the group […]

Free Fringe Frivolity

Edinburgh is a fabulous city to visit anytime of the year, but August is extra special. This is when the Scottish capital grows a comedy extension to further embellish its already huge popularity. I first visited the Fringe in the late ’90s and laughed out load to the likes of Johnny Vegas, Milton Jones Richard […]

A London Day Out

When meeting friends in London last Sunday, I was tasked with coming up with an itinerary, so I looked north. Our meeting point was Warwick Avenue tube station, from where we walked a few minutes to the Regents Canal and Little Venice. We had decided to take the narrow boat to Camden Lock, which leaves […]

Quirky Manchester

For my latest football trip to Manchester to watch the City v United derby, I decided to linger a little, so stayed the night and took a walk around Manchester’s Northern Quarter next morning. First up in the quirkiness stakes was my hotel. I stayed in the newly completed Ibis Styles hotel near Piccadilly Station. […]

Ashford Forest Fire

I visited beautiful Ashford Forest in East Sussex today with Mrs Wilbur & Oli. The forest is best known as the setting that inspired the Winnie the Pooh books. We saved Pooh’s best known haunts for another day, but had a lovely stroll in another part of the forest with gorgeous views over the valley […]

Sunday Photo 37

Following on the Olympic theme, I was fortunate enough to be working at Eton Dorney the entire week of the Olympic rowing. When I say working, I actually spent most of my time watching the races and taking photographs. This is a photo that I took of two patriotic Brits who were there for the […]

Friday Photo 36

As the Rio Olympics is nearly upon us, I thought that I would share some Olympic themed photos over the next couple of weeks. I start with Portland in Dorset, where in May 2012 I went on a charity walk with some friends & colleagues. As well as a lovely stretch of coastline, you can […]

A Little Piece Of Japan

People flock to Japan every year to see the spectacular cherry blossoms and from the pictures that I have seen they have every reason to do so. Whilst I still dream of making it to Japan one day soon, a stroll in my local park has given me a tiny taste of the bigger picture……. […]

A-Z April Challenge – Xeter

OK I admit it. I have cheated. Having only ever been to Guangzhou in China and never having yet ventured to Mexico I was really scuppered in my pursuit of a place I have been to beginning with X. I therefore give you Exeter, which at least sounds like it begins with X. Exeter is […]