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Photo Friday #33 – Bricks

Photo Friday #33 – Bricks

Late October isn’t really the recommended time to visit Scotland. It’s cold up there and it rains quite a lot, both of which are only worse in the late autumn. Nevertheless, this is just the time that we decided to take our first trip to Edinburgh, with my mom in tow. Advertisements

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Rain, Rain Go Away!

You’ve heard it all before from me. The summer of 2012 has been absolutely miserable here in the UK, and after a few days of decent weather at the beginning of September we have now been unceremoniously plunged into the rain and cold of autumn.

Liverpool Icons – The Bombed-Out Church

Liverpool Icons – The Bombed-Out Church

In the centre of Liverpool you will find a church. Well, more than one church really. If there is one thing that Liverpool is not short of it is churches, strangely enough. Only one of these churches however, will be lacking in some rather important architectural features, namely a roof and any windows.

Lament For a Lost Summer

Lament For a Lost Summer

An alternative title for this post could be Summer 2012, You Suck! Not to be too melodramatic, or anything. Today is August 29th and today I wore boots to work. Boots! In August. This is, quite frankly, unacceptable to me. August is a month for flip-flops and beaches, not sweaters and closed-toe footwear.

Photo Friday #29 – Faces

Photo Friday #29 – Faces

Stonehenge is one of those strange destinations that you feel obligated to visit if you’re in the vicinity, but you aren’t quite sure what you’re meant to make of it once you’re there.

Capture the Colour – The UK Edition

Capture the Colour – The UK Edition

Well, I’m jumping on the Capture the Colour bandwagon. Travel bloggers are clamouring over themselves to post their best photographs from exotic locations around the world in an effort to out do one and other and walk away the triumphant winner of the whopping £2000 prize.

Photo Friday #28 – The Best

Photo Friday #28 – The Best

If you are looking for dramatic landscapes and a physical challenge while in the UK than the best place to head is Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, absolutely dominates the local landscape and offers a formidable challenge

Something Old, Something New, Something Tempered, Something Brewed

Something Old, Something New, Something Tempered, Something Brewed

York is known for its history – extending from Roman times, through the medieval age, Tudor kings and Queens, the great plague, WW I and II right up until today. Continuously inhabited for two millenia York is filled with fascinating history and heritage, making it the perfect destination for history hounds.

York Minster – Secrets of the Centuries

York Minster – Secrets of the Centuries

We round the corner and the hulking form of York Minster looms into view, completely dominating the skyline of the city of York. York Minster is said to be the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and I’m inclined to believe this particular factoid after visiting the cathedral on our recent trip to York.

Pursuing the Paranormal – Ghost Hunting in York

Pursuing the Paranormal – Ghost Hunting in York

On a dark and foggy evening you can see why people believe that York is the most haunted city in the world. The damp fog hangs heavy over the narrow, winding streets and makes the city’s maze of alleyways seem even more dark and mysterious.