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.

Hejaz Railway Station, Damascus

I count myself incredibly lucky to have travelled to Syria in 2009. My trip there counts as one of my all time best – little did I know of the horrors that were soon to unfold, as I received an incredibly warm welcome everywhere I visited from the smiling locals. The whole country appeared so […]

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 […]

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

The capital of Bulgaria has a fine Orthodox Cathedral. The grand exterior covers a rather plain interior, however it makes for a very peaceful sanctuary.

Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The beautiful mosque just outside the Turkmenistan capital brings back wonderful memories, perfect for beating any Monday morning blues.

The Vatican City State became independent from Italy in 1929. With an area of 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 825, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. The home of the Pope and head of the Catholic Church, it’s centre point is the magnificent St […]

Well done Italy. Boy do I feel blue!

So we are close to concluding the 2020 tournament that is being held a year late. Is football coming home or will Italy being say arrivederci with the trophy in their hand luggage? After 50 matches (and 50 blog posts) we are finally at match 51. England & Italy are in a frenzy, Gazza will […]