This week’s #frifotos* theme is horizons. My thoughts immediately go to water – and ships in the distance. But then they wander – my thoughts, that is – to a slightly modified version: the boats along the coast of Norfolk. Norfolk Coast Path is part of a national trail running from Hunstanton to Sheringham, 150 [...]
Medieval Powis Castle has the most beautiful summer garden: flowers, a labyrinth, a greenery tunnel, statues and romantic little shelters.
Today, I wanted to post a few photos from a lovely bakery in Cornwall and was looking for a context, something like National Cake Day, perhaps… And sure enough, there are cake days all over the place. Cup cakes, in particular, seem to be popular. In the UK, National Cup Cake Week is 17 – [...]
The British Museum is one of my favourite museums in the world. Yet, like many museums in the western world, the British Museum should probably return some of the artefacts to their country of origin. One of these is the Rosetta Stone, a stele from 196 BC. It belongs, if not in Rosetta, at least [...]
My daughters love Dublin. So after exploring northern Wales for a few days, we decided we’d take the ferry to Ireland for the day and headed for Holyhead. We never made it to Dublin. The Isle of Anglesey – or Ynys Môn in Welsh – was so beautiful and interesting in itself, we stayed there [...]
It’s my great pleasure to host the 10th Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Carnival. For this edition, I asked my fellow bloggers: Which is your favourite place on earth? Is it a country, a city, a village, a beach, a hut, a mountain, a hotel? Do you return all the time – or do you dream of [...]
In Shropshire, not far from the Welsh border, is Ironbridge Gorge; birthplace of the Industrial revolution and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world’s first iron bridge crosses a beautiful valley gorge. Once a mining community, about 4 000 people live in Ironbridge today. It’s a charming village, with nice little cafes, shops and, amazingly, [...]
This instalment in the Cats of the World-series is from Northern Wales – and here’s Conwy Cat. Conwy Castle This tubby tiger reminded me of Henry VIII – he strolled lazily around and allowed us to play with him. I’m going to add a non-cat photo here as well, let’s call it cat food. I don’t much care [...]