Tag Archives: travel

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I was hesitant about booking a holiday in Portugal in mid-June, but was persuaded to go ahead. We had a good time – eventually – although, really, much of it was too hot for me; generally into the 30s and … Continue reading

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Germany in the 1730s. And then in the 1930s.

I was given a flyer during the last week or two at the Proms for a concert featuring The Bach Players in Hampstead. We decided it looked interesting enough to be worth the effort, and booked tickets. Unfortunately we’ve both … Continue reading

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Too Much Nostalgia

Book Review: The Trains Now Departed – Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain’s Railways, by Michael Williams I’ve really enjoyed previous books by the same author, so I found myself a little disappointed with this one. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Perhaps last week was a good week to be away. The shootings in Orlando, the killing of Jo Cox, and the derailment of a train outside Paddington station all impacted on me in a bad way. After last year’s holiday … Continue reading

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They Also Served

Book Review: Steaming to Victory – How Britain’s Railways won the War, by Michael Williams I’m a bit behind on book reviews, as I finished this over a week ago. This is the second of two books I bought at … Continue reading

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It’s Quicker by TARDIS

On Saturday we travelled to Cardiff to meet up with my university friend R. Having checked the train times, we needed to make an early start. Due to engineering works the train diverted from Reading to Westbury, then up to … Continue reading

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Doctor Dee

We took the opportunity last week of going to the late evening at the Royal College of Physician’s exhibition Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee. It’s a small exhibition but there were some interesting pieces. Books aren’t … Continue reading

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