0 The  Grand Union Canal is a 137 mile liquid motorway that connects London to Birmingham. It is no plain sailing, for it has in total, 166 locks from […]
0 The arrival of spring cannot be personified any better than cheery clumps of bright yellow daffodils. To date I’ve spotted them under trees, along banks and at my local […]
0 The Strand connects the royal enclave of Westminster and London. It also runs along the Thames. Which makes it an attractive location for riverside mansions for aristocrats. With the […]
0 The river Lea is an ancient river. It’s name is thought to have derived from a Celtic name for a deity. It is one of the largest rivers in […]
#Hertford, by the #RiverLea, is under an hour away from #LiverpoolStreetStation. And in this idyllic town from #Saxon times I uncover the story of one of its owner, and then prisoner, of its once-upon-a-time castle.
After my circumnavigation of #EustonStation, I head to #Bloomsbury next. My dayout starts at a wonderful #bookshop, followed by roaming around #UCL’s campus discovering its #freemuseums. And ends at its #iconicLondonlbuilding which features in #GeorgeOrwell’s 1984.
0 Are train stations only ever associated with travel misery ? Not so I find, when I drop into  Euston Station. To my surprise, and delight, just in and […]
Darwin – The Esplanade and the War – is a glorious walk along Darwin’s sparkling waterfront and esplanade, as I recount the day the war came to Australia. A dramatic day in Australian history.
Darwin is in the land of the Rainbow Serpents, and of ferocious white ants. It’s where the Larrakias have lived for 60,000 years, followed by Westerners and then the Chinese. They all become pole diggers, and then gold diggers. Darwin city centre is certainly full of stories.
0 The victor, Pompey, turns his attention to Valencia. It is 75 BC and Sertorius is defeated and dead. Valencia is home to 2000 Roman soldiers who had supported Sertorius. […]