Images of UK history

    When we step away from the museums, then we walk within the true history of England from kings and queens to religious transformations.     To bards renown…

Prehistoric to Roman

  The UK has a grand enough history that stealing from other cultures might seem excessive, as their early history predates theRoman era as seen here in early times… Alas when in Rome, or Egypt or Greece….then perhaps a little pilfering might be in order.  And who knows,  perhaps the relics might have been better…

London by Food 2

London is no longer the world of mushy peas and strange concoctions such as “toad in the hole” .  Although these and fish and chips can still be “enjoyed”,there is almost no food not available for the discerning palet.  We had a chance to enjoy many, but this was one of our favorites….Barrafina…Spanish Tampa style,…

The London Underworld

No good deed goes unpunished. In Neil Gaiman’s “Neverworld”, the protagonist falls through the cracks of the everyday world to The London subway unknown to most where he encounters an alternate shadow universe peopled by magic, monsters and good and evil characters. his fault and descent is pushed upon him by one good deed in…

London by Food 1

Travelling requires sustenance. And in London thankfully the choices are without limits. First a traditional high tea…and at Ting located in the Shard, not only the tea is high. With views overlooking the Thames and other sites, sometimes food takes a back door to the views..and always more enjoyable when shared with friends

A Quick Stop in London

So much to see in so little time. Even with FG’S great organization skills. But we “Keep Calm, and Carry On” From the first views coming into London…seeing views of the Eye from the plane seems more exciting than the views we might get from in the Eye. Then on to the critical tourist must…

A trip back to Paris

Inspired by a posting from Paris: People, Places and Bling Have not been posting for a long time but the recent post by Theadora Brack reminded me of my last trip to the City of Lights.  Her blog posting had many fun pictures and interesting story as always. A Pom-pom Romp Through Old Parigi But her last picture in that…

Sailing into paradise

Tween Sky and Water blue sails of white Set our course for port before the night Wind unfurls sail to fly over waters deep To refuge’s lapping waves and gentle sleep Anchor set before dark replaces light Tomorrow a new adventure in our sight

Sweni Wilderness Trail reblog

It is Sunday afternoon and we’re standing around in the parking area of Satara Rest Camp, in the Kruger National Park. My sister Ansie and I have already enjoyed two wonderful days exploring the southern part of the reserve, and now we’re very excited to depart on the next part of our visit – the Sweni…

Desolation Sound

Ancient people sliding into secret fishing grounds. Old world sailing ships lost at sea. Pirate hideouts hiding plundered treasures.  Just the name opens the imagination to the the whispers of such long forgotten tales. Located up the BC coast from Vancouver, the islands, bays and fjords in and around Desolation Bay can be accessed from…