Winter Wonderland

Fairly regularly someone asks the question “where is the most beautiful place in the world you have been?”. I consider myself to be fairly well traveled and have been to many beautiful places but I am lucky enough to be able to honestly say that I haven’t found anywhere better than the area where I […]

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Fender Stratocaster

In the summer of 1989 when I was eighteen years old I decided to pick up my Dad’s nylon stringed classical guitar and see what I could do with it. As a kid I have a few vague memories of my Dad playing the guitar but it had mostly been sitting in our house untouched. […]

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Reach for the Skies

Aircraft have fascinated me from an early age. I remember once a year, every summer, all the kids in our street used to be able to watch a free air display as the jets circled around the nearby RAF Church Fenton near York. When we moved away my Dad and I were annual visitors to […]

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Bolton Abbey

Apologies for the delay since my last past, as I am sure happens to everyone life seems to get in the way and before you know it months have gone by! Back in the spring we took one of our many family outings to Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire and, in between skipping stones across the […]

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Kilmainham Gaol

I can’t imagine there are many places in the world where the number one tourist attraction (at least according to the ubiquitous TripAdvisor) is a prison. Until recently the only place where I would have considered this to be a possibility would have been Alcatraz in San Francisco. Even though Robben Island in Cape Town […]

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Little Germany

Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]

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