Discovering London: Kensington and Knightsbridge
It doesn’t matter how well you think you know a city, there are always new aspects of it to discover. I recently took...
London: from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden
Hi there! Let me be your guide today. Come with me on a pleasant walk from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden in the...
Self-guided walk of Old Portsmouth
I have been to Portsmouth before, on a previous visit to my in-laws. They live half-way between London and the south...
A flying visit to Cambridge
We arrived in Cambridge in the early afternoon, later than we would have liked. In November, days are short so we’d...
Ely, a lovely medieval town in Cambridgeshire
As we were getting closer, a few stragglers were scurrying towards the cathedral in the light fall rain. We made it...
Seas of Red Poppies at the Tower of London
November 11th marks the centenary of the First World War. There are many ways in which those who fought are honoured by...
A guided history walk of Guildford
The first time I ever heard the name Guildford was in the 1993 film In the Name of the Father, with Daniel Day-Lewis...
London’s Little Venice
When I think of canals, I think of Venice or Amsterdam. But I recently discovered that these aren’t the only cities...
Two weeks. Seven countries. A yellow car
This sums up our European road trip: we drove a vintage car from England to Italy and survived to tell the tale. This...
The Poppy
As my country does not belong to the Commonwealth or fought in either of the World Wars, I had no idea that a poppy was...
The English pub
A bit of history The pub is a time-honoured English institution. The word pub derives from the phrase public house, a...
Day trip to Chichester
I left the train station and followed a few people who looked like they were going to the town centre. I had no choice...