Category UK Towns & Cities
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I was surprised at how beautiful Carlisle Cathedral is. Definitely the highlight of the Cumbrian city.
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 […]
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 […]
Gromit by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde, UK Maybe it’s an age thing but my favourite music genre nowadays is jazz. One of my year highlights is attending the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex, sadly postponed this year in 2020 with much of everything else. I have everything crossed that it goes ahead in 2021. In […]