A fine pair of Bristols

After a two hour train journey from London Paddington station I arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station ready for a weekend away from London with my friends – an eclectic group of fellow… Continue reading

Love island

Originally posted on Dr D in Oz:
No not the cheesy TV reality show but Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Sziget must feature on any international festival goer’s bucket list. Billed as the…

Uig Chessmen

The Uig Chessmen are renowned on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and their ambiguous history is all part of their charm. The original chess pieces are believed to… Continue reading

The green, green grass

The Isles of the Outer Hebrides, Western Scotland are internationally renowned for the textile Harris Tweed. It is the only fabric in the world that is protected by its own Act of Parliament… Continue reading

I do like to be beside the sea side

What do you do for lunch when you want to spoil someone for their birthday? Take a day trip to the coast, of course. On this occasion we journeyed by train to the… Continue reading

Home to the Highlands

I was fortunate to attend the Lonach Highland Gathering accompanied by a real Scotsman. Here are his words, and my photos: My first return to the unique and utterly charming annual gathering and… Continue reading

“Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.”

  “My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.” ― Peter Golkin

The main meal

The British are renowned for their fry-up breakfasts, with ‘greasy spoon’ cafes on every High Street serving the classic dish seven days a week.  The Full English is typically comprised of bacon, eggs,… Continue reading