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Lovely London

We left my sister’s house to head to London, but thought we’d call in at Windsor on the way. Windsor has a lot to recommend it, most particularly the huge castle that looms above the town at one end. The flag was flying signifying that the Queen was in residence, I think. It’s hard to […]

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Lovely Lake District and beyond

On our way from Glasgow to the Lake District we felt obliged to check out Gretna Green. All I can say is that every tourist in the area had the same idea, including some who I’m convinced had no idea what it was really about. Mark certainly didn’t until I enlightened him. A tiny doorway […]

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Glasgow

I was very much looking forward to introducing Mark to Glasgow as I had a very happy sojourn there about twelve years ago when I did some teaching and research at the University of Strathclyde and really enjoyed staying there. We stayed in an apartment on St Andrews Square and it proved to be a […]

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Lower West Coast of Scotland

We begin this journey on the Isle of Skye. I had booked a tiny house called a “wigwam” – not really like the wigwam I had as a kid, but it was very cute. and had the odd bit of quirkiness in the garden. We had an amazing view over the moors and the skies […]

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Hadrian’s wall and other points of interest

I was very anxious to visit Hadrian’s wall and follow in the Roman’s footsteps, but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. This would be my fault – I think to appreciate this wall one needs to walk the length of it, but we did only a very short section. The wall is basically […]

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York and Castle Howard

I’m getting so far behind with my posts as I’m finding it impossible to combine days, and so it is with the day we went to York – so much to see, and so much to report, so I’m sorry to be bombarding you. Whilst we stayed in Leeds we turned the other way and […]

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Day tripping round the Yorkshire Dales

Using Leeds as a base we did some day trips in the area but before I get to that I thought I’d just show a few other highlights of Leeds. We rely heavily on our Lonely Planet guide and the internet to work out what to see when we get to a new place, but […]

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