Things to do in Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury is quaint medieval town, that made it onto my hit list of potential places to live here in the UK. This was largely due  to the accolades it received from Londoners who’d made the move, housing prices and location. It didn't seem like much of a hard sell. Yet,...
Time Travellers guide to Medieval York
Once a bustling medieval trading centre York certainly has its charming aspects and unbeknownst to me, is on the top of most peoples list of places to visit.  Which is the likely reason it is still to this day overrun by wild hordes Once upon a time it would have been...
William Morris Red House
Bohemian Treasure in Bexleyheath Isn’t it super when you stumble upon a historically fascinating hot spot in the most unexpected of places?  You can turn up somewhere unplanned – like I am now, house sitting in Bexley – look up what there to do nearby. And voila sometimes - not always...
London Tube Etiquette
Do we need Etiquette on the Tube? * Disclaimer: Political incorrectness ahead - abort here if you are prone to snowflake tendencies... There is email, driving, texting and swimming pool etiquette – but I’ve yet to see tube etiquette in action. 2 million people a day are squeezing into a spacious...
You know you are in Holland when
There are many idiosyncrasies that sum up Holland (the Netherlands) that many people miss when visiting.  However, are never lost on a Dutch person coming home. After a recent and brief visit, here are a few of my favourites: You know you are back in Holland when: The plane land so...
Nature Lovers London
Putting 'Nature' and 'London' in the same sentence may seem like an oxymoron. However, you may be surprised at how green and lush London can be once you know where to look. As a visitor to the city, there are plenty of great museums and places to visit such as...
Mont St Michel
Ever dream of escaping your everyday life? Would you like to escape to your own Magical Faraway Kingdom? Wand and princess outfit not required (although you can bring them if you wish). Do you ever imagine yourself, swept away off on a medieval pilgrimage – such as the tales of old: “In...
Nailsworth a tour of two mills
With a wave of a magic wand, I take you back in time Imagine you wake up in your quaint Cotswold cottage, the year is 1773. You make your way into the main room, squeezing past the immense dobby loom. This state of the art weavers loom takes up most of...
Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys. Niebuhr There are famous pilgrimages recommended by religious groups or there is the pilgrimage that one does for oneself. It doesn't have to be on foot or by any particular mode of transport. It is nothing more than the journey of getting to...
A guide to Ledbury
Whether you are visiting England from abroad or on a weekend getaway. Ledbury in Herefordshire has a little something for everyone. Ledbury, is more than an old market town with a colourful history, photogenic streets, and Tudor buildings. It has heart. You can visit many of the historic buildings for free,...