Category UK Towns & Cities

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018

Happy New Year! Last night I visited Edinburgh Hogmanay to see in the New Year. Click on FIREWORKS to see the display.

A Harry Potter Year

I admit it, I am potty about Potter! This year has seen me indulge in more Potter than is normal for somebody in their fifties. It started with a February trip to Edinburgh, when I dragged Mrs Wilbur to Elephant House Cafe, the proclaimed birthplace of HP himself courtesy of the then single mum Joanne […]

London’s New Floating Bar

Moored on the Grand Union Canal near Paddington Station there is a new venue in town. Darcie & May Green floating bar & restaurant is located on two barges (May Green & Darcie Green) . that have been designed & decorated by pop art legend Sir Peter Blake. Blake is best known for creating the […]

Fortnum & Mason London – Christmas Window Displays

Every year since I started my blog in 2014 I have uploaded the magical Christmas window displays from F&M in Piccadilly in London. Here goes……

Wordless Wednesday – Tyne Bridges

Poppies

As we fondly remember this and other nation’s fallen heroes today, I am reminded of the amazing display of poppies at the Tower of London in late 2014. The artist Paul Cummins & designer Tom Piper filled the fortress’s ancient moat with 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies (one to represent every British fatality during WWI) to commemorate […]

If Fullers Did Hotels…….

I have always been a great fan of Fullers, they brew mighty fine beer from their Chiswick brewery (London Pride, ESB etc.) and have some special pubs too. My ‘local’, The Spread Eagle in Croydon has turned their intimate upstairs room into a comedy club and cinema (free large screen classic, free popcorn and a […]

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 […]