Osterley House to the Grand Union Canal

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 […]

Around Somerset House on The Strand

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 […]

Hertford – The Story of the She Wolf

#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.

A Mummy at UCL's Museum

Bloomsbury – Discovering The Hidden Treasures of UCL

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.

In and Around Euston Station

0 Are train stations only ever associated with travel misery ? Not so I find, when I drop into [1] Euston Station. To my surprise, and delight, just in and […]

Lameroo Beach

Darwin – The Esplanade and the Day The War Came to Australia

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.

A View of Australia From the Sea

Darwin – Dreamings in the City

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.

The Catherdral in Valencia From Placa de L'Almoina

Valencia – Brutus’ Roman City

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. […]

The Rits

Mayfair – The One Hundred Acre Dowry

This is the story of how a dowry of a hundred acres of swampy land becomes posh Mayfair. Whilst I may not have heard a nightingale sing at Berkeley Square, I certainly find a reason to hear it sung in memory of a famous frequent diner at the Ritz Hotel. Read more at http://daytrips.caramelsalty.com/mayfair-the-one-hundred-acre-dowry/