Articles tagged Travel:

D Day Remembered - A Trip to the Normandy Beaches

  • 5 Jun 2019

My Dad was nine when the Second World War broke out. For him, the war defined his whole life. He was 15 when it ended. To the day he died, two years ago he devoured every programme he can watch about it. His TV was permanently tuned to the History Channel or the Discovery Chan...

The Tale of Clifford Norden - My Great Uncle Who Was Killed 12 Days Before The End of WW1

  • 4 Nov 2018

October 31st was the hundreth anniversary of the death of my Great Uncle, Clifford Norden. I say, death, but what I really mean is it’s the 100th anniversary of the day he was killed in the First World War, only twelve days before the Armistice. I often wonder what might ha...

20 of my Favourite Places in the Whole Wide World!

  • 20 Oct 2018

I love traveling, and in my younger days I’d be off somewhere at every opportunity. However, with the work I do now, it’s difficult to go away for any length of time and I’m married to someone who doesn’t like foreign holidays! And owning two dogs makes it quite difficult, as ...

Two Days in Belgium

  • 3 Sep 2014

Twenty years ago I took my father on a trip to the Normandy beaches, along with several other family and friends. It was a couple of weeks before the 50th anniversary of D-Day was commemorated. I am not exaggerating when I say it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable we...

My Ten Favourite Places in the World

  • 10 Feb 2013

On my old blog, I used to do a lot of lists. Some people liked them. Others found them annoying. Well, I think it’s time for one on my shiny new blog, don’t you? So, here are my ten favourite places in the whole wide world… in no particular order… Washington DC Washington ha...

North Norfolk Holiday Diary: Day 3

  • 14 Jul 2012

Getting older has never really bothered me. Being 30 or 40 meant nothing. There was no mental anguish, no depression at the passing of my youth. So why is it that reaching the age of 50 this weekend feels something of a milestone? Last week I tweeted about how I was feeling a...

North Norfolk Holiday Diary: Day 2

  • 13 Jul 2012

That really was just about a perfect day. We woke to bright sunshine, and that’s how it stayed all day, and boy did we make the most of it. Our dogs, Dude & Bubba are just one year old and have never been let of the lead. At home we have a lot of foxes on our land and the...

Killing Time

  • 26 Oct 2008

I'm writing this somewhere over the Croatian coast, essentially because I have nothing better to do. I had forgotten how much I hate flying. There's always that sense of excited anticipation but the reality is usually a disappointment. A bit like a one night stand. I have a lo...