Category Archives: Travel

At sea, in a large boat

Two days at sea off the coast somewhere out from Port Macquarie. There are 3,900 people on board plus at least 1,000 crew. A three-day cruise brings out all the yobs – present company excepted. Apart from lots of shopping

At sea, in a large boat

Two days at sea off the coast somewhere out from Port Macquarie. There are 3,900 people on board plus at least 1,000 crew. A three-day cruise brings out all the yobs – present company excepted. Apart from lots of shopping

Bon voyage…. see you soon

A brief cruise for two days to celebrate a couples’ wedding. I don’t usually get to the reception let alone go on the honeymoon with 30 guests. What a treat. And what a luxurious suite I have been given, replete

Bon voyage…. see you soon

A brief cruise for two days to celebrate a couples’ wedding. I don’t usually get to the reception let alone go on the honeymoon with 30 guests. What a treat. And what a luxurious suite I have been given, replete

Last day’s wanderings

On my final day I went for a walk. I love the intricate work embodied in the roof of St Pancras Hotel over the station entrance. I thought these sculptures in the garden of St Pancras Parish Church might look

Last day’s wanderings

On my final day I went for a walk. I love the intricate work embodied in the roof of St Pancras Hotel over the station entrance. I thought these sculptures in the garden of St Pancras Parish Church might look

St Bartholomew the Great

Through the Tudor entrance arch, to the church of St Bartholomew’s the Great, made more recently famous as the set for period dramas. The area to the left of the entrance door was once occupied by the nave of the

St Bartholomew the Great

Through the Tudor entrance arch, to the church of St Bartholomew’s the Great, made more recently famous as the set for period dramas. The area to the left of the entrance door was once occupied by the nave of the

‘Wherever the Romans go, aqueducts follow’

A balmy evening for my final evening at the theatre, tonight at the National Theatre on the south bank of the Thames. Great view from Waterloo Bridge. Perfect seat in the Olivier Theatre. The theatre, which is very capacious, it

‘Wherever the Romans go, aqueducts follow’

A balmy evening for my final evening at the theatre, tonight at the National Theatre on the south bank of the Thames. Great view from Waterloo Bridge. Perfect seat in the Olivier Theatre. The theatre, which is very capacious, it

“The world makes politicians of us all”.

Back at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, for Queen Anne, a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Beautiful ceiling. Thalia and Melpomene were looking kindly on me this evening as I had one of the best seats in the house. It

“The world makes politicians of us all”.

Back at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, for Queen Anne, a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Beautiful ceiling. Thalia and Melpomene were looking kindly on me this evening as I had one of the best seats in the house. It

All Saints’ Croxley Green

This is the beautiful church where Jenny’s sister, the Reverend Miriam Mugan, is vicar. This morning I attended an informal kids’ service at 9.45am. They made me very welcome.  Afterwards I had a great chat over coffee with some

All Saints’ Croxley Green

This is the beautiful church where Jenny’s sister, the Reverend Miriam Mugan, is vicar. This morning I attended an informal kids’ service at 9.45am. They made me very welcome.  Afterwards I had a great chat over coffee with some