First pictures from Kabul

Here are the first few pictures from Kabul. We visited the Citadel, Babul’s Gardens and Shrine and the infamous Kabul Museum. Quite a bit of effort has gone into restoring … Continue Reading →

What on Earth am I doing in Afghanistan?

I suppose could blame Elisabeth because, although we originally planned to take this trip together, she had to pull out because of work commitments and made her own way here … Continue Reading →


Here are a few pictures from a recent, rather hurried, visit to Hereford cathedral which represents something of a westernmost outpost of civilisation, being only twenty miles from the Welsh … Continue Reading →


I recently had the opportunity to revisit this lovely cathedral on Ordination day and took advantage of the sunshine to cross the Severn and go for the classic picture postcard … Continue Reading →

English Cathedrals (Part 2)

The concessionary rail travel continued for another two and a half years after my peregrinations of January 2004 and I took as much advantage of it as time and inclination … Continue Reading →

Thanet for Girls

Here are a few pictures for Lilah & Lily, showing some of the prettier attractions of Thanet. Chris, archivist of the Shell Grotto, would probably argue that many of these … Continue Reading →

Thanet for Boys

My Grandson Ted was helping to compile a guide to the manly attractions of East Kent but it soon became apparent that so many traditional activities for boys (and their … Continue Reading →

London Bridge Tower

In a couple of weeks time I will be changing planes in Dubai and this time it is my fervent hope to be able to get a snap of the … Continue Reading →

Love for All, Hatred for None (The Baitul Futuh Mosque, Morden)

Making plans for my forthcoming trip to Afghanistan I had become uneasy at the thought of the Taliban and some of the more misogynistic aspects of Muslim extremism when I … Continue Reading →

Wimbledon washes out (but Stanstead survives)

It’s been thirty five years since Great Britain has had a Tennis Singles Champion. That honour last went to Virginia Wade in 1977; coincidentally also a Royal Jubilee year and perhaps far more significantly, … Continue Reading →