Bradford On Avon

Bath  is on most overseas visitor’s Grand Tour and a side trip to Bradford on Avon is easy to choose as your plus one as it has its own train station and sits firmly on the main line from Bath taking less than 15 minutes of your travel time. A quirky old fashioned train station […]

Sipping a Singapore Sling in Raffles

Yes it so has to be done ~ albeit I baulked at the 31.50SD that I paid. But Raffles! you can’t not do it, after all when are you going to be in Singapore again? This beautiful low rise white colonial style building is almost bullied by the glossy hi rise scrapers alongside but once […]

Top 3 attractions in Ubud.

There are many reasons to visit Ubud not least for its unique atmosphere and cooling breezes after a few hectic days in a popular beach location. It is serene and calming, easy to wander around and the major attractions are close together.  The Grey Traveller’s     top three picks are…… 1 Monkey Forest – walking distance from […]

Bath a photo blog – quirky and arty pics!

Bath is a great place to visit and is often busy with overseas tourists on the Grand British Tour ……looking at the fabulous golden stone buildings which makes this city unique and especially photogenic on blue sky days. There will be a photoblog of the architectural glories but meanwhile here are some pictures which made […]

A Mother’s Sacrifice – Kitty Neale

Kitty Neale’s latest paperback takes the reader back in time to post war South London and a family which is ruled by violence and angry words. Gentle Glenda finds herself married to Harry and with her firstborn she has no where to escape to until a final beating ensures a hospital visit and a friendship formed […]

One small act of kindness – Lucy Dillon

Wouldn’t it be great if we all pledged to do one act of kindness tomorrow and maybe our small act would trigger someone else to do the same and before we know it the idea would snowball until it became second nature to pledge a small act of kindness each day? Lucy Dillon’s book centres on […]