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A Visit to the Tower of London

Last week I marked the half-term holidays by taking my two elder granddaughters to the Tower of London. No, they hadn’t been misbehaving, they have become fascinated with Tudor history … Continue Reading →


Where is Guy Fawkes when we need him?

Until the recent adoption of his distinctive curly moustaches by the Anonymous movement poor old Guido Fawkes was in danger of becoming nothing more than a historical footnote. I can … Continue Reading →


Treasures of North Norfolk

My October post is under construction


Banishing Boris (home from America)

Since getting back from America a couple of weeks ago I’ve been extremely busy. Lily and Rosie had their first holiday with us in Worcestershire, the building work in Thanet … Continue Reading →

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A Novel Way to Celebrate the Fourth of July

It was very appropriate that the date chosen for my ground breaking ceremony in Thanet should be the 4th July as it arrived to find me embroiled in my preparations … Continue Reading →

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Taking to the Skies

It hardly seems as if I’ve touched down before I’m packing up my essentials and setting off to the airport for another trip. Sometimes the opportunities come up inconveniently close … Continue Reading →

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Worcs & Warks

Spring in Worcestershire and Warwickshire has been has been a busy time while I criss-crossed the country to supervise building work at my house in Kent and have dental treatment … Continue Reading →

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Romney Marsh – Smugglers’ Retreat

Fortunately for us the day chosen to drop two of the grandchildren off with their other grandmother in Rye was dry and sunny; something of a special prize at this … Continue Reading →

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A wet day in Wimbledon (travel plans for 2016)

However much I am adapting to my new life outside the Metropolis I do find myself pulled back to the Smoke on a regular basis. I snapped these fairytale characters … Continue Reading →

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Oxford encounters

My favourite thing about Oxford is the Pitt Rivers Museum, the wonderfully evocative collection of cultural artefacts from around the world that is situated behind the Natural History Museum. My … Continue Reading →