Category UK Towns & Cities

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 […]

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Sunday

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 […]

Sunday Photos – Pumpkins for sale

My first flight since early 2020 took me to Jersey. The colourful Central Market was opened in 1882 and is now home to a handful of cafes as well as stalls selling food & flowers.

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

UK Tour 2021 – Days 1 and 2 in Lincoln

With foreign travel off our agenda for the time being, we arranged to visit places in the UK that we had (mostly) not been to before. We first made for Lincoln, braving the Friday madness of the M25 & M11. I had pulled out a couple of aces for our stay – firstly by booking […]

Monday Morning Blues – Holy Island, Northumberland

This morning’s picture comes from just over a week ago, which I took on our UK tour. We arrived on the island by boat from Seahouses and found the place almost deserted as the tide was in making it inaccessible by car at that time. You can see the 16th Century built Lindisfarne Castle in […]

Monday Morning Blues – Carlisle Cathedral Interior

I was surprised at how beautiful Carlisle Cathedral is. Definitely the highlight of the Cumbrian city.

Monday Morning Blues – Knaresborough Viaduct in North Yorkshire, UK

It was a lovely day yesterday in northern England. We drove to Northumberland and nipped off the A1 en route. The viaduct across the River Nidd has frequent trains crossing on the way to and from Harrogate. Built in 1851, it replaced the original bridge that collapsed shortly after completion in 1848. Thankfully nobody was […]

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 4 – Ukraine v England

The big one for this Englishman takes place in Rome tonight. Ukraine Lviv is a very agreeable small city in the west of Ukraine, close to the Polish border. We travelled there on a marathon 27-hour train journey from Sevastopol via Simferopol in the Crimea in 2011. It was actually to be a venue city […]