Tag Archives: Britain

Day out London: Kingston-upon-Thames and the fickle king

I’ve long been curious about all the little upon-Thames towns (partly due, no doubt, to having seen one too many episodes of Midsomer Murders, or read one too many Daisy Dalrymple mysteries). There’s an array of them: Henley-on-Thames, Staines-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames…

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11 most popular Instagrams in February and March 2015

For this installment of our popular Instagrams series, I’m posting the photos directly, as Instagram’s embed function seems to be a hit-and-miss operation. Photos appear – or not – depending on browsers, or possibly the platform’s #instamood. Well, we can’t have that. Dubai featured heavily in our Instagram gallery in early February. So much, in fact, […]

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Silent Sunday: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

Chipping Norton: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

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Silent Sunday: Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains in Wales

Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains (Mynyddoedd Y Preseli), Wales

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Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you’re in London – or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement – an architectural style characterised by closeness to nature. I love the medieval towers, and […]

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Silent Sunday: The 12th century bridge on Dartmoor

The 12th century clapper bridge across the river Dart, Postbridge Dartmoor

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Jurassic Coast

The #FriFotos* theme this week is coast, which suits me well, as I’ve been meaning to say a few words about the Jurassic coast anyway. Do you have a kid completely enamoured with dinosaurs and fossils? I do… or at least, I did. On a road trip in Southern England a few years ago, the […]

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