Author Archives: KTunravels

About KTunravels

I live in the world, and intend to explore it.

Barcelona!

Hola! When I first started out travelling, almost 3 years ago, my interest in Spanish cities was small. They sure looked interesting, but the glamour & the glory and cultural lures of Italy and it’s ancient past eclipsed much of … Continue reading

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The Austrian Imperial Capital, Vienna

Western Europe at Christmas is a special place to be, the incredibly popular markets, the darkness closing in and the lights that sparkle in the gloom. It’s now my 4th year in a cool climate for Christmas (only 3 consecutive) … Continue reading

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Things to Resolve: Blog More

Happy New Year! The miserable drizzle of New Year’s Eve turned New Year’s Day into a wonderful, sunny, muddy and mild day, perfect for walking around the Common in my wellies and not thinking too much. Of course, I could … Continue reading

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Quick Catch

Walked around river Cam & Cambridge, good friends settled in Balham (near me), walked from Chilham to Canterbury, got promoted, the Jubilee & Jubilee concert, Blitz party in tunnels, Ms Green visits, Henry V (twice), back to Australia, most handsome … Continue reading

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Ten Sixty Six

In Flanders, poppies grow every year over the fields where so many died almost a hundred years ago. In Battle, daffodils & jonquils cover the hillside where, almost thousand years ago, many lost their lives. A sombre thought really, for … Continue reading

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Hunting in the Forest

March, and the weather is mild & dry, extending the drought and bringing in the hosepipe ban.  The weather seemed very springlike, so we went out & up into the north London area to ‘almost’ the country to go walking. … Continue reading

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The Glorious Palace of Westminster

Every year at the beginning of September there is a weekend where a number of buildings in London are ‘Open’. Some require you to book (well in advance too!) and some are only open at certain times, it’s a great … Continue reading

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The Romans Started the Essex Thing…

Posting this several months after the event…  We went to Colchester at the end of July – a Roman wall and a chance for some exploring enough to get us out of London for the day and into Essex. Colchester … Continue reading

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I ain’t dead

I promise I’ll try and post something significant soon – this blog has been sadly sadly neglected. Life! Don’t talk to me about life… grumble.  However, spring is here and the days are lengthening and it’s not that cold anymore! … Continue reading

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Tale of Gloucester

Megan and I decided to get some fresh air and a different perspective and booked a night and a train journey to Gloucester, in the Cotswolds. It was not at all what we expected. M twisted her foot before we … Continue reading

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