Tag Archive: UK

Where we follow the scallop shells to the field of stars

This weekend my friend Steff and I embark on what we hope will be a grand adventure (that’s certainly how we’ve planned it). We’re off to Spain via France to walk the Camino… Continue reading

Osterley Park and House

During the nice weather in July I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon visiting Osterley Park and House, a National Trust property in West London.  The ornate house is surrounded by manicured gardens and extensive… Continue reading

The Tanks

Newly opened this summer, The Tanks are the latest addition to the Tate Modern’s exhibition areas. Formerly the oil tanks of the power station, they have been turned into fantastic spaces for audio,… Continue reading

Southbank

Every summer the Southbank area especially around the Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery really comes to life with art installations, pop up beaches, food markets and activities. Although the Southbank is lovely all… Continue reading

East London images

While spending a lazy Sunday wandering Spitalfields and Shoreditch’s sprawling markets I couldn’t help but take some pics of the artistics renderings covering local buildings. The last one was my favourite of the… Continue reading

Book mazes

The book maze was at the Royal Festival Hall recently.

Northerly wanderings

I visited Newcastle this summer for the first time. Prior to my trip lots of people made variations of the “It’s grim oop north” jokes but Newcastle was surprisingly un-grim and I was… Continue reading

Blue skies in Broadstairs

I visited Broadstairs in late May and looking back this may be one of the very few really sunny, cloudless days we’ve had since Easter. The weather was perfect for a trip to… Continue reading

Springtime at Kew

One of the upsides to living somewhere with a proper winter is the chance to see a proper spring. After the long, cold winter and its bare greys and browns, it is lovely… Continue reading

Bath (the extra bits)

As I mentioned previously, Bath is a lovely place especially for wandering. Here’s a few more pics of the sights at Easter. I saw these lions and a few similarly decorated pigs around town.… Continue reading