London Wanderings

Wednesday Wanderings: The Thames Path

I love London. I always thought I hated it, because it’s a city and I think of myself as predominantly a country person, but I love it. The anonymity, the melting-pot of cultures, the way my little corner of it feels like a community but also most people mind their own business.

I love that it’s a very walkable city, and few areas are more appealing to walk around than the Thames Path.  Continue reading “Wednesday Wanderings: The Thames Path”

Travel

2016 Reflections: Travel

I travelled less this year than last, and I travelled less than I’d originally planned, for a lot of reasons, but largely because I wanted to spend some time at home.

However, I did still fit in some trips, mainly for business, although a couple to see people as well. Here are some of the stand-out points from my 2016 travels.

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Books

Weatherland by Alexandra Harris

Oh 2016, I am greatly enjoying the books you send my way.

Weatherland was sent to me for review by the good folks at Thames & Hudson. It is basically the most English book ever written: charting the history of a country’s art and literature through its weather.

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Miscellaneous

Seven-Day Nature Photo Challenge: Day Two

The lovely Tea Lady tagged me in this challenge, which involves posting one nature photo per day for seven days, and tagging other people to take part.

This means you get seven extra posts from me: one a day for the next few days, including at the weekend!

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Miscellaneous

Seven-Day Nature Photo Challenge: Day One

The lovely Tea Lady tagged me in this challenge, which involves posting one nature photo per day for seven days, and tagging other people to take part.

This means you get seven extra posts from me: one a day for the next few days, including at the weekend! Although they’ll be queued to auto-post, because I’m not logging on at the weekend. Ain’t nobody got time for that 😉

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Travel

I have been to Birmingham and now I am convinced that our alien overlords walk among us.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I went to Birmingham, but it wasn’t what I found.

I was probably expecting a huge industrial estate – not so much because of Birmingham itself, but because I always seem to end up working/training/staying in them.

I didn’t end up in an industrial estate.

I possibly ended up on another planet, though. Or at least in the place where the aliens have congregated and built things to make themselves feel at home, while they gather their strength and prepare to take over the world.

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