Our recent visit to Cornwall served a dual purpose; firstly as a search into Dr Bs ancestors who lived there, and secondly as the final chapter in our Tour of England which began two years ago. It was in June 2017 that we wrote down a list of all of the things we would like … Continue reading Tour of England: The South West ……. tour end!
This is the book, written by Alain de Botton, that completely revolutionised our approach to travel, opening our eyes to our surroundings, putting us in touch with our environment ...... this book is mindfulness personified. Structurally the book is divided into four main sections ......... Departure, Motives, Landscape, Art, with each one being the focus … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Travel
We had a very pleasant surprise on reading about The “Treasure of Vix” a few days before our recent foray into France again and discovering it was on our route into Burgundy. The Treasure is a collection of artefacts housed in the Vix Museum at Chatillon-Sur-Seine, and being situated between the end of Champagne and … Continue reading The Treasure of Vix
Our Tour of England gets underway again today as we head to the extreme north of our little country for Yorkshire and Northumbria. As usual this is NOT a wine trip on this elongated tour, but rather based on Saxon and Medieval history and culture. We will be visiting such iconic places as Rievaulx Abbey, … Continue reading Tour of England revitalised
I have never been to the beaches of Dunkirk before, though my dad spent a few days here in June 1940! Mine is just a quick day trip, including an hour at the small Operation Dynamo Museum en route deeper into France, but I would be pleased if you read and commented on my dad’s … Continue reading Postcard from the Dunkirk beaches …