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The Shibden Valley from Halifax: A Circular Walk

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:27:20 +0000

This walk is about 5 miles long, with some uphill sections. From the centre of Halifax, you can choose to start either near the railway station (pay parking, free toilets) and walk through the shopping centre to Kirkgate (5-10min), or look for parking near Kirkgate. The walk starts at Kirkgate. Right on to Bank Bottom; cross […]

‘Clothes of Memories’ Collages by Tonie Lewenhaupt at Rohsska Museum Gothenburg Sweden

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:40:16 +0000

One of the highlights of my visit to the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg were the ‘Clothes of Memories’ collages by fashion historian Tonie Lewenhaupt. The collages were part of the ‘Only the Best – Fashion Highlights’ exhibition, which runs until 30 December 2016. I’ve created quiet a few collages myself. The collage technique of using various […]

Top Five Western Ireland Stops on the Wild Atlantic Way

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:35:31 +0000

The longest and now the best known coastal touring route in Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way is perhaps the best way to take in the scenic beauty of Ireland. Covering over 2500 kilometres and passing through 9 Irish counties it takes visitors through some of the most beautiful sights in the country. And the most stunning […]

Damian Ortega’s ‘States of Time’ at the Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:02:30 +0000

The ‘States of Time’ exhibition by the Mexican artist Damian Ortega at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh runs until 23 October 2016. All the work featured was created specifically for the ‘States of Time’ exhibition, which focuses on the interaction of the forces of nature and the earth. Most of the work was made using clay. […]

Essay: Tips on Traveling in Europe Alone

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:55:59 +0000

Europe has always been one of the most popular and desirable places of interest. Tourists from all over the world come to the European countries to see their culture, history and people. This ‘old world’ is especially attractive to the people who live in America or Australia whereas Europe is a completely different place. It has […]

Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:44:11 +0000

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, is located south of Wakefield, one mile from Junction 38 on the M1. There’s no entry charge, but you do have to pay to park, which costs £2.50 for up to one hour, £5 for up to two hours, and £8 for all day. There are number plate recognition […]

Cruising Along Sweden’s West Coast

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:54:46 +0000

I was delighted when the West Sweden Tourist Board invited me on a press trip to cruise along the west coast of Sweden. A couple of months earlier, I’d watched Timothy West and Prunella Scales cruise along the Gota Canal from Gothenburg to Stockholm on the ‘Great Canal Journeys’ TV show. Watching that show made me […]

Take the World Languages Quiz

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:05:24 +0000

You can have some fun trying your hand at ‘The What Languages Do They Speak’ quiz below. The What Languages Do they Speak Quiz was developed by Morningside Translations I decided to have a go at the quiz. With the recent Olympic Games having been held in Rio in Brazil, most people should be able […]

Brides Should Say ‘Yes To The Dress’ in London

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:41:03 +0000

It might be one of the most popular programmes for brides-to-be but for those looking at wedding dresses London is a great location to do so. Many will have seen TV’s ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ and wondered why choosing a bridal gown is so difficult until they begin the process for themselves. Opting to […]

Visiting the Switch House at the Tate Modern

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:12:18 +0000

Even if you are not a fan of modern art, I recommend that you visit the viewing balcony on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern’s Switch Tower for some great views of the London skyline. The Shard to the right of the photo The City of London skyline including the Walkie Talkie to the […]