Category Archives: Travel

Pilgrimage to Cartmel

Cartmel in south lakeland has been a place of pilgrimage from the establishment of the Prory in the twelth century. Since my first visit to Cartmel some ten years ago, attending the excellent July Thursday race meeting, the picturesque Lakeland … Continue reading

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An Alpine traverse by the Bernina Express

Today is without doubt the planned highlight of our trip. A one way trip through and over the Alps on a scenic train from Switzerland and down into Italy. Echoes of Hannibal, Otzi and Edward Whymper. The Bernina Express, a … Continue reading

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Gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Today begins our Grand European Tour in the manner of some young Eighteenth Century English aristocrat. It will be condensed into 12 days rather than the usual 12 to 18 months required to acquaint some young Marquis with classical art … Continue reading

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The train leaving Platform…

2013 has been a year so far that could have been described as “somewhat challenging ” in a number of areas.  I reached the 60 milestone in August and am now about to embark on a celebratory trip with the … Continue reading

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Margaret Kit Williams 1929-1982

My mother, Margaret,  was born on the 6th June, 1929. She would have been 84 today and as proud a great-grandmother as I am a grandfather to Florence. I always remember her birthday as it was the same day as … Continue reading

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North South divide

We have booked to go to London in June to meet FDIL’s family. Looking forward to some interesting sights and tastes in our glorious capital.  YS has already reserved a table at Dalston’s White Rabbit. Dalston is the new Hackney … Continue reading

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Have you ever been to Ouagadougou?

…have you eck! The capital of Burkina Faso remains my last remaining top travel trump. This Friday, YS (Younger Son) and his partner finally arrive home in the UK for good after two years of work and travel in the … Continue reading

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