Hungry jaguar at lunch time

feeling like a kid again at Chester Zoo

The inspiring story of how Chester Zoo¬†– one of the top 15 zoos on the world – began was the subject of a lovely mini-series called Our Zoo – George Mottershead faced an uphill battle to get it started and it’s grown into an awesome site from nine acres to a sprawling 51 hectares today, Read More

Caterpillar Alley Cemetery

battlefields of Verdun and The Somme

I can’t claim to have made a conscious decision to visit war sites and cemeteries after my first fluke of planning, managing to visit Gallipoli on ANZAC Day, however since then I have been lucky. I say “lucky” because I have been able to visit such sites and memorials during the peacetime we enjoy since Read More

Outside the Feskekorka - Fish Market

the land of ABBA, flat pack furniture and muppet chefs

There are so many reasons I love the Internet. Without it life would be duller and insular by comparison when you know what you can achieve with the click of a website button. That’s not to say that pre-Internet life wasn’t rich, quite the reverse is true. However, without the likes of Google delivering gems Read More

Land's End

going to the end of the land for the end of the year

While a road trip to the end of the land in the UK is probably foolish considering the cold winter weather, it does mean less caravans chocking the even-narrower-than-regular-skinny-English-roads, which is admittedly worth carrying a heavy jacket and umbrella every time we stepped out of the car and plastered our faces with gritted smiles braced Read More

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land Down Under

Before I embarked on this experiment to transplant my life as I knew it to the UK, Julie came to see my home, meet my friends and family and learn what and who had helped to shape the course of my life thus far. It may have also been a ploy to visit a country Read More

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