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Kagyu Samye Ling: A little piece of Tibet in Scotland

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Wat Po Thailand A number of years ago (more that I care to remember) Miss Jessel and I had the good fortune to go traveling around the world for a year.  Our peregrinations took…

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Holkham Hall: an English Arcadia

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Holkham Hall (South Face), Norfolk. Image by James Blakeley That an Englishman’s home is his castle, is a well used phrase about the English love affair with their own bricks and mortar.  But in…

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Haunting Halloween Reading: Ghosts and other Supernatural Guests by PJ Hodge

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Finally the first installment of the Freaky Folktales Collection! I have been a keen follower of PJ Hodge’s excellent website Freaky Folktales for some time now.  Many a lunch hour at work has been…

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Saltwell Park Saunter

Saltwell Park is a 55 acre award winning park, opened  in 1876 and set in the heart of Gateshead, designed by Edward Kemp. It is situated on the south bank of the river Tyne. It boasts a large Victorian boating … Continue reading

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SEGEDUNUM ROMAN FORT

SEGEDUNUM the Roman Fort at Wallsend is where the Roman Wall commences its journey through Northumberland and Cumberland. Also Known as Hadrian’s Wall it was built to keep out the Scottish raiders. The first part of the wall was built … Continue reading

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BUY ME – PIMP ME

Granny Irene’s Guide to the Afterlife by Ingrid Hall My really good friend Ingrid Hall has just published a serialised and revamped version of her novel Granny Irene’s Guide to the Afterlife. Its a rip-roaring tale filled with Viking gods, … Continue reading

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Alnwick Gardens Revisited

Here are a few more pictures of the beautiful Alnwick Gardens. Visit my previous post for more information about the gardens.

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Warwick Castle Views

A Wander Through Warwick Castle Pictures captured when visiting Warwick Castle, during a three-day bus-tour of warwickshire  in 2005. This is a very imposing castle, towering hundreds of feet into the sky. We start with interior pictures, followed by shots … Continue reading

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Northumbrian castles

Northumberland is a county famous for its castles, here are a few of my favourites.

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Sheringham moments

Once a quiet fishing village on the remote North Norfolk coast, the arrival of the railway the in 1880’s saw Sheringham become a popular seaside destination. Here are a few Sheringham moments…

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