- Plump Jack and the Dirty Duck
On Wednesday, we finished class early to allow people to do a bit more exploring. I had been looking forward to this for months, since we had long ago purchased tickets for a production Posted by thecarsons in The Carsons in the UK | Jul 28, 2014
- Ode to a Nightingale...
I am now convinced that the ancient bellman in the church across the street is conspiring with the pigeons to keep me from sleeping more than an hour at a time. Posted by thecarsons in The Carsons in the UK | Jul 28, 2014
- Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you stand.Jumping out of a plane should be one of the most terrifying and exhilarating experiences of your life. However as my life experiences have consistently demonstrated, my reaction was not only odd, but completely backwards from normal behaviour. Let me Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Jul 28, 2014
- The Peak DistrictWe set off in depressingly cloudy conditions with the BBC Weather Service assuring us the sun would be shining in the Peak District (it did, for a few hours over 3 days)
Loved Buxton and the Opera House but all the Posted by kforge in Kevin and Jeni's Travels 2014 | Jul 28, 2014
- Shreswbury and Barmouth in WalesSunday was spent in and around Stokesay Castle, the best castle in the world and where the best lemon curd is sold
Monday began with brilliant sunshine in Shrewsbury an Posted by kforge in Kevin and Jeni's Travels 2014 | Jul 27, 2014
- Segways and celebrations Headed off to Maidstone, Kent, last week to meet up with another old college friend of Lesley's, enjoying visiting their house for the first time, and catching up on what's happened since we last met. The next day we Posted by brighting in Brighting babbles | Jul 27, 2014
- Of Busking and Bath
On Friday morning we awakened, once again, to the sound of church bells and the cacophanous cooing of pigeons--well, let's face it, the pigeons never shut up, and the boys awakened to t Posted by thecarsons in The Carsons in the UK | Jul 27, 2014
- Chimes at Midnight
It is truly delightful to have a beautiful, spire-topped cathedral right in your backyard. The church in the photograph is the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies which is situated direct Posted by thecarsons in The Carsons in the UK | Jul 26, 2014
- London, Friday / Saturday, 25th / 26th July 2014Friday began like the rest of the week, very warm. For some more so than others, after Lucy's pub crawl until the early hours of Friday....
So, a restorative breakfast back at Brunos, then some more shopping for Janene, Brig Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping up with the Cooks | Jul 26, 2014
- The Two Noble Kinsmen, with added seagullsI'm sorry I missed Romeo and Juliet on the beach on the 19th, didn't know it was on, but today I at least made it to Canterbury to see the Two Noble Kinsmen in the graveyard. The train carriage Posted by safemouse in Life in Broken Britain | Jul 26, 2014
- Welcome to the Severn Valley Steamtrain Railway ![center]Welcome to the Severn Valley Steam Train Railway ![/center]
If you were asking me what my favorite attraction in the UK was, I would certainly list in my top three attractions the Severn Valley Steam Railway which runs from the Posted by victorian67 in Postcards from England | Jul 26, 2014
- London Calling...Tally-ho!Eggplant
London started out a bit slow for us. Well, I guess it was slow for me. I think my mom and Blaze enjoyed the afternoon off. We got in around 1:30 and just moseyed around the area Posted by BlazeNEggplant in Rambles & Fumbles | Jul 25, 2014
- Spicy!!Seasoned travelers always tell you that, when visiting another country, it is usually best (and more affordable) to 'eat what the locals eat'; however, we were quite tired after our flight, so we decided to put off the bangers, beans, Posted by thecarsons in The Carsons in the UK | Jul 25, 2014
- Welcome to Warwick Castle ![center]Welcome to Warwick Castle[/center]
Britain's Ultimate Castle ! Quite a statement indeed !
I first visited Warwick Castle on a cold January afternoon and although I could appreciate the sheer size and medieval magnificence of the Cast Posted by victorian67 in Postcards from England | Jul 25, 2014
- York (and surrounding areas)York is a wonderful city.
Now I could leave it at that but I think it deserves an in-depth review.
I am staying in Sheriff Hutton which is less than 9 miles north of York. I booked in for 11 nights so Posted by mad4u27 in UK & Europe Tour | Jul 25, 2014
- Welcome to YorkshireI arrived at my new site in a tiny village called Biggin. It is 20 miles east of Leeds and 18 miles south of York. There is not too much in the area and I was just using it as Posted by mad4u27 in UK & Europe Tour | Jul 25, 2014
- London, Wednesday / Thursday, 23rd / 24th July 2014Wednesday began with lovely warm weather to start off our pilgrimage to Watford Junction, then to Warners Bros studios for the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Whilst we had an allocated tour time & were running late for it (only by an Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping up with the Cooks | Jul 25, 2014
- Welcome to Stratford upon Avon ![center]Welcome to Stratford upon Avon[/center]
I fell in love with this quintessential English town long before I first visited it and each new visit is a delight in itself !
Shakespeare's birth town is attractive in all seasons and I love Posted by victorian67 in Postcards from England | Jul 25, 2014
- London, Monday / Tuesday, 21st / 22nd July 2014Monday found us back at the Brussels train station again, this time to take the Eurostar to London.
After just a bit over a couple of hours we were in London & dropping off our bags at our Soho Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping up with the Cooks | Jul 24, 2014
- Paying Homage to the Genius at Stratford-upon-AvonEggplant
Our visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace was very brief and a bit of a letdown. The museum was cool, but very small. They had a few important artifacts like the marketplace stone that Shakespeare would have touched while his Posted by BlazeNEggplant in Rambles & Fumbles | Jul 23, 2014
- Week 3 WEEK THREE WHAAAT!
I have officially been in the United Kingdom for FOUR weeks now! How insane is that!?
SO this week was not as exciting as other weeks but was still a fun fun week!
[u][b]Wednesday, July 9th, 2014: Posted by sayjul in Seju's Travels | Jul 23, 2014
- Week 2 Week 2 is already over!? how fast do the days go by here...jeez!
This week was not as jam packed as week 1 but was still a pretty awesome week that started off with some clubbing on the beach and Posted by sayjul in Seju's Travels | Jul 23, 2014
- Bidding war bluesPicked up that bloody bicycle. Covered in rust. Don't ask how much. The man that sold it to me was a definite prototype for a character that has appeared in numerous sitcoms. He dropped it off Posted by safemouse in Life in Broken Britain | Jul 23, 2014
- Living like common peopleWent to the laundrette in Westgate-On-Sea to wash my sheets, picking up some books in the library on the way. Kent Libraries let you take 30 out at a time, which I think you'll agree is quite enough to Posted by safemouse in Life in Broken Britain | Jul 23, 2014
- 2 weeks laterWell, it seems a once idle fantasy is taking shape. I spent so many years fretting about whether to stay or go in China and perhaps in the end losing my passport gave me the shove I needed. Posted by safemouse in Life in Broken Britain | Jul 23, 2014