Category UK Towns & Cities

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.

Yorkshire Dales

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.

Wordless Wednesday – Lobster Traps, Holy Island in the UK

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 […]

Monday Morning Blues – Lyme Regis in Dorset, UK

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.

Sunday Photos – Lyme Regis in Dorset

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 […]