Category Archives: Travel

This Scepter’d Isle

Yes, it has been a very long time between posts and I’m a little bit sorry. There is so much to catch up on. But I’m not going to try. Because of lazy. Well, maybe, but now they are memories … Continue reading

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About an hour and a half on the ferry from Port Pireseus took me to Hydra. It’s a beautiful little island, with probably not as much holiday traffic as some of the more well known islands, but it is perfect … Continue reading

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The Moon is Bright

Due to an unforeseen and unfortunate circumstance, I’m travelling alone this Easter. My vivacious housemate had a bad reaction to some medication and had to pull out, so here I am, alone in a edgy, noisy & interesting suburb 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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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. ┬áThe 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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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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In Which I Visit the Land of Guinness

On my 31st birthday, I celebrated by easy-jetting it to Ireland. We spent the night before the flight in a lovely little B&B near Gatwick Airport, that still offered us a hot breakfast in the morning, despite us leaving before … Continue reading

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Grown in Chelsea

Apologies for how long it’s been since I have blogged – 2 months! This is my attempt at getting back on track, so I’ll have to take my Tardis out for a spin. My parents came to visit in May. … Continue reading

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Beside the Sea

We’ve been experiencing very fine weather and, oh, how I’ve missed it! While my Aunt & Uncle were here we had a run of sunny, blue skies for several days, then a return to cool grey. It did not last, … Continue reading

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