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Tapestries from Hampton Court

After a few more busy days working to pull together more plans for the planned wanderings, I found time today to edit some more pictures for the wall coverings theme of the last few posts.  Today is a collection of

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Posted in Architecture, Decorative Arts, Heritage, London, Photography

How great is the Great Wall

Whilst this blog has been quiet over the last couple of weeks, things here certainly have been anything but.  I am not going to say too much about what has been happening as I don’t want to put the chickens

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Posted in Architecture, China, Heritage, Photography

Stained Beauty

Stained glass has always fascinated me since I was a kid.  It was something that I always equated with trips to other places, grand spaces and stately homes.  That somebody would think to make something as utilitarian as a window

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Posted in Architecture, Heritage, Photography, Travel

Domes of Rome

The great photograph rediscovery of 2014 continues apace.  It really has been an incredible opportunity to revisit many of the places that I have traveled to over the years and remember people I know, have known and have lost touch

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Posted in Architecture, Heritage, Italy, Photography, Rome, Travel

Orchids in Asia

Orchids – one of the things that was always amazing about living in South-East Asia. They grow everywhere and bring colour and glamour to many otherwise drab locations, even my garden. I had the ability to kill just about any

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Posted in Expat, Photography, Singapore

A little bark

With a bit of time on my hands recently, I have been sorting through some of the thousands of photographs that I have stored on various hard drives scattered around the place.  It started out as an attempt to clean

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Posted in Expat, Photography, Sydney, Travel

Monochrome Photography

Am feeling very excited today as one of the pictures on my last post has been featured on “Monochrome Madness“, a weekly feature on a fantastic photography blog by Leanne Cole. Feel free to check it out and also be

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A new page

Finally, having spent the day editing photos I have added a new page to the blog. In no particular order, “Memories of Summer” is a picture tribute to warm, languorous days spent enjoying the sun, warmth and a few cocktails

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Posted in Photography, Travel

Three Northern Counties

Just over a week ago I arrived back in the UK for an extended stay.  After a few days in London dealing with jetlag and four children (thanks RN!) I headed north to my parent’s house.  I have never lived

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Posted in Architecture, Home, Photography, Travel

Whatever the weather

In a week, I head back to Europe for a few months.  The period of impatience has arrived, when you just want to be heading to the airport and setting off, getting on the way to the destination.  Final arrangements

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Posted in Expat, Food and Drink, Friends, Home, London, Photography, Travel
Past Posts

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Blogs I Follow
Mother Of Teenagers

Give me the patience just to be

Travelling with Lyn

My experiences in Italy and the world

Love Travelling

Travel diaries providing inspiration for planning the perfect trip

Rome Plein Air Art Holiday

People who love to draw and paint outdoors meet up in Rome for a holiday

Frusher on Food - A Nottingham Food Blog

A fully independent delve into the Nottingham food scene, with the odd journey elsewhere thrown in

The Irish Aesthete

This is not an Oxymoron

Places Unknown

Dmitrii Lezine's Places Unknown is fine art and travel photography from around the world. Enjoy!

Architectural Drawings, Models, Photos, etc...

Disconnected musings of a long-term expat

Georgian London

Disconnected musings of a long-term expat

Looking at the World

"For some time now I have felt the need to physically feel the World"

Il mio giornale di bordo

Il Vincitore è l'uomo che non ha rinunciato ai propri sogni.


thoughts from the forest

Unofficial Guide to Rome

Tips for surviving the eternal(y dirty) city

the Book of Bokeh

Bokeh describes the character or "feel" of the out-of-focus areas in a photograph.

Evelyn Wallace -The Castle Lady

Do you love castles like me ?

Natural Expat

Living Naturally, Anywhere


Travel inspiration for small budgets and big dreams