Category Archives: Religious

Sagrada Familia

Our first day in Barcelona was so warm, so full of sunshine it was magical. The weather was like a lovely winter day in Sydney and totally unlike anything you get in England during winter – in fact it would … 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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And His Head Rolled Down the Hill…

Towards the end of Mum & Dad’s holiday in Britain, M & I met them in St Albans for a relaxed sightseeing Sunday. Initially I was a bit concerned, St Albans was the second stop from King’s Cross/St Pancras station … Continue reading

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I havn’t blogged in ages and I’m finding it hard to get time and creative energy to do it at the moment. Since the trip to Porto, spring has arrived in full sunshiney glory and that has been wonderful, as … Continue reading

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Canterbury Tales

Unless you’re far removed from the world of N-E-W-S or a space alien, you probably know that it has snowed in the U.K., even falling in central London, which is quite a feat, given the pollution & warmth generated in … Continue reading

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This past weekend I travelled up North for a wedding and joined 2 friends in Manchester for the remainder of the weekend. It was a short train ride from Warrington to Oxford St station (Manchester) and a good couple of … 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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Trying to Leave. And Failing

Sadly, holidaying in Italy had to end. We had 3 nights in Florence,┬áin the city, and for our final morning we decided to do a bit of shopping, a bit of eating and a little bit of basilica gazing before … Continue reading

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