Sir Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh

The #FriFotos* theme this week is shapes. As per usual, I close my eyes and focus on the first thing that pops up. This time, it's the fabulously Gothic Scott monument in Edinburgh. Wandering along Princes' Street, Edinburgh's main thoroughfare, you can't help but gaze [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:39+00:009 January 2014|Art and architecture, Scotland|

Family road trip Wales: Llandudno – Conwy

Another Sunday and a new installment on family road tripping in Wales. Last week, we left off in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Today, we continue onwards to Llandudno - Conwy. We've been here before, so you know we like it up here on the northern coast of [...]

2014-09-18T19:52:30+00:0011 August 2013|Europe with kids, Road trips, Wales|

Family road trip Wales: Portmeirion – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Happy Sunday and welcome back to our family road trip in Wales. This week, we travel the route Harlech - Portmeirion - Blaenau Ffestiniog. Portmeirion From Harlech, we carried on towards Portmeirion, a seaside village on the Welsh coast, and one of our favourite places. [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:25+00:004 August 2013|Europe with kids, Road trips, Wales|

Family road trip Wales: Aberystwyth – Barmouth – Harlech

The girls and I love the mysterious and misty country of Cymru, so much so that Alexandra, my oldest daughter, decided to do her MA here. She graduated from Aberystwyth University last July, and much of the ceremony was in Welsh, totally incomprehensible, totally Hogwarts [...]

Reading the past with the Rosetta Stone

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 [...]

The longest place name in the world?

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. Well, we never made it to Dublin. The beautiful Isle of Anglesey - or Ynys Môn in [...]

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