A curious coincidence?

I have looked, several times over this last year, at possibly walking some of the Camino de Santiago.  It seems such a lovely thing to do.  Enpowering.  An adventure.  Cultural.  A physical challenge.  A mental challenge.  Spiritual.  But as yet, I have not done any more about making that possibility a reality.  Ok maybe the... Continue Reading →

Lumps and Bumps and a Hidden Fort

It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

The hidden mystery of Audley End

Hidden in the undergrowth and trees in a corner of Audley End Park near Saffron Walden is the entrance to a brick building. Only one gabled wall, with a small sealed up doorway is visible of this partially buried structure. Anyone who happens across this would be forgiven to mistake it for a WW2 bomb... Continue Reading →

Postcard from Muriel

Tucked away in my Ebay box are a few old postcards sharing snippets of peoples lives. This one is from Muriel.  Postmark:  Farnborough Hants 7:30pm 20 Oct 1965 Dear Ma arrived about 8.30. Stan and (I can't work out this name) were waiting for me.  Weather lovely - sunshine now a little fog this morning... Continue Reading →

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