The Return of King Arthur to Tintagel

It would be difficult for most people to dispute the ghostly majesty of this statue of King Arthur, particularly when viewed against a backdrop of the dramatic weather for which … Continue Reading →


Spring Travels turn into Spring Travails

Late last year my fishpond began to leak and before too long it became apparent that some serious repairs were going to be needed. Ever since we took charge of … Continue Reading →


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Peace Symposium

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I wasn’t particularly prompt in getting online and booking a place at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK National Peace Symposium as I had … Continue Reading →


From Southall to Southfields, a London Pilgrimage

Sometimes it pays to grab the opportunities as they present themselves and so a chance conversation with my youngest granddaughter in which she mentioned learning about “those people in the … Continue Reading →


August Holidays

The featured image is “Supergrandma” pumping up an inflatable ring on the beach at Torquay (note the holstered SPF).


Greenway, a Writer’s Refuge

Greenway is the name of a beautifully preserved house and gardens on a secluded stretch of the River Dart estuary, not too far from my sister’s house in Torquay. Grahame … Continue Reading →


Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The Broadstairs Charles Dickens Festival has been taking place on the third week in June since 1937, when the local council wanted to celebrate one hundred years since the famous … Continue Reading →


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

Worn out from some very pressing family commitments, Grahame and I took an October mini-break at my sister’s place in North Norfolk. There, bleak vistas of windswept shingle beaches and … Continue Reading →