“Don’t go near the taxi drivers!” screamed the guidebook, “they’re rude and aggressive”. Not so, our non-Uber Uber driver, who … Continue reading A beautiful beach, birds and tolling bells
I wonder how many of the declarations of love carved on the beechwood tree trunks, still hold true today? Anonymous initials, … Continue reading Sharpenhoe Clappers: what’s in a name?
Drinking before lunchtime is not without risk; needing a loo whilst out on the trail, not finding the trail, or … Continue reading Tastes of the Chess Valley
We stop to tickle the horses’ noses and listen to the birdsong along the valley before cutting up to walk back through the chocolate box hamlet of Latimer and the extraordinary Boer War memorials on the green that hints of battles fought and lost in a far-off land and a horse’s heart buried in Latimer. Continue reading The Charming Chess Valley
It is the landscape that ultimately decides what is built or cultivated nearby, which industries thrive or die, or how secure a settlement is. Continue reading Chenies Manor
On a recent visit to Belgium, I was both challenged and surprised with what I experienced; a restored heritage village whose … Continue reading The great Brexit debate
Forget the Taj Mahal, Tutankhamen’s Tomb or even Tower Bridge: all grand in their own right, statements of wealth, status, … Continue reading When a man is tired of London, he should head to Highgate Cemetery