Lindisfarne Island – the Holy Island in Northumberland, England
16 October 2021 | Places
Having escaped Australia and flown from Melbourne via Singapore to London I’ve been doing some travel around England and further afield around assorted Greek Islands. There’s more European travel coming up before – hopefully – I manage to make my way back to Australia...
Pedalling around the London Monopoly Board
15 August 2021 | Culture
The Fridays are a UK bicycle riding ‘club’ who organize bike rides, short and long, often riding at night. Back in 2010 I joined their signature Friday night ride from London to Brighton – midnight at Sloane Square in Chelsea, breakfast at dawn 100km (63 miles) away a...
Caroline Herschel – the comet finder
9 August 2019 | Living
▲ The Herschel House in Bath
Lonely Planet have a new book coming up on trail blazing women and particular places associated with their stories. Like Caroline Herschel I suggested and took the train from London to Bath to visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 1...
Some recent European transport encounters
30 July 2019 | Transport
▲ The wonderful old trams in Milan, this one rolling in to the Piazza della Scala.
▲ And some much more modern Italian transport, the high speed Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) about to zip off from Milan to Bologna.
▲ You can't get away from him, an Ed Sheeran concer...
The Old Ways
10 March 2015 | Media
I finally got around to reading Robert Macfarlane’s much acclaimed (and best selling) walking account – the ‘Book of the Year’ for many critics. Much of the The Old Ways follows the old routes of Britain, including offshore routes both by boat and on foot. That includ...