Category Archives: Castle

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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Rocks and Stones

Ireland is decorated very prettily with heaps and piles of rocks – some still look like castles or keeps, some a vague shadow of the past. Above is part of the Rock of Cashel, a place of Kings and religion, … Continue reading

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Moved!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted about the frustration of rental applications in the UK and there are many reasons why there has been no writing since then – the final couple of weeks leading up to … Continue reading

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Past Glories

In the early days of December we visited Hampton Court Palace, in essence to see the palace that features in the life & times of Henry VIII, but mostly for the food. The first weekend of every month, Hampton Court … Continue reading

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We’ll Meet Again. Even Though You’re a Town and I’m a Person

To complete Adelle & Katie’s Excellent Adventure that Became a Bit Bogus we caught the bus to Dover on a fairly cold Monday morning, after a pre-9 walk to St Augustine’s Abbey (closed, but we saw it through the fence) … Continue reading

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Built by Gundulf

Last week I spent a few nights in Gillingham, Kent, as our hostel was overrun with school groups and the like. S and I stayed with one of my oldest friends in the Brompton Barracks. It’s not very dramatic or … Continue reading

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A Land Far Away

A couple of months ago, when I had just got back from Italy and was thinking that work would soon be taking over my free-time, I hopped a bus and went to visit family in Warrington (near Manchester in the … Continue reading

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London – 1 Day Tourist Style

I’ve been in London for about 10 days now altogether. I’m getting to know my way around a bit, know which Underground stations to go to, how to find a bus going to your destination… And I love it! I … Continue reading

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The Tower of London

My second visit here was just as memorable & fascinating as the first time, 18 months ago.  When Mum & I went in December 08, it was cold and wet. Second time around the sun was out for a time, … Continue reading

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