Category UK Towns & Cities
Christmas in London 2022
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a journey into London to see Fortnum & Mason and the West End decorations. I did this yesterday and as ever it did not disappoint. First up was Fortnum & Mason which I visited in daylight and after dark. As ever the store facade has become a giant advent calendar. […]
Monday Morning Blues – Westminster Abbey, London
Today the eyes of the world will be trained on London and especially the abbey as the state funeral of our beloved monarch takes place. I walked alongside the queue to Westminster Hall last Friday, a stroll that brought home just how much Queen Elizabeth II meant to so many people. Rest in peace your […]
Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
We are coming to the end of a wonderful week in the Dales. The weather has been great, the one bedroom dog friendly cottage excellent and most of all the Dales are simply stunning. When we booked we had no idea that there was a set of beautiful waterfalls a stone’s throw away. Situated on […]
Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire, UK
The current cathedral was built in 1180, though the site has been a place of worship since 672. The cathedral has free entry and is beautiful inside and out and is the largest place of worship in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Visit their website for a potted history and details of events.
We drove from the M6 to Wensleydale yesterday. Stunning scenery.
The Statue at St Pancras Station in London
The 9-metre tall Meeting Place statue at St Pancras is a wonderful piece of art. Sculpted by renowned sculptor Paul Day and unveiled in 2007, the piece will have been seen by millions. The attention to detail of the frieze is astonishing. The depth and feeling of each section deserves a long gaze. I always […]
Monday Morning Blues – Lobster Traps on Holy Island, UK
Holy Island is off the Northumberland Coast and can be reached by car at low tide or by boat from Seahouses. We took the latter option at high tide and were rewarded by virtually having the island to ourselves. You can just pick out Lindisfarne Castle in the background of the photo below.
2021 Gone, 2022 Beckons
In years gone by at this time of year I would have recapped my exciting travels undertaken and talked enthusiastically about my travel plans for the coming year. 2021 was far less adventurous than normal for obvious reasons and I daren’t plan too much for the year ahead. I did however get around a bit, […]
Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years
A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]