Verity – Damien Hirst’s Angel of Devon

“What do you think of our Verity?” is the question on everybody’s lips when you visit Ilfracombe in Devon. Verity is the south west of England’s answer to the Angel of the North, a giant-sized sculpture which has been creating controversy since she arrived a couple of years ago. Even the farmer […]


Stonehenge: Ancient stones and selfie sticks

‘Selfie sticks’ are the must-have gadget this summer at Stonehenge, one of Britain’s most popular World Heritage sites. Once upon a time the coach parties flooded into Stonehenge to marvel at the ancient stones and archaeology. Today the craze for capturing yourself on camera seems to have overtaken old-fashioned sightseeing […]

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Swallow Boats Rally at Ullswater

Ullswater is often described as England’s most beautiful lake and it’s hard to disagree with its top billing. Not only does it boast stunning scenery with a mix of mountains, woodland and water, there are plenty of hiking trails and scenic walks for hardened ramblers and leisure walkers alike. But by far the best way of […]

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Portland – Elliott Smith’s music city

Portland in Oregon is a city that always makes me think of my favourite American singer songwriter, Elliott Smith, who spent his formative years there after moving from Texas as a teenager. It’s strange how the atmosphere of the city soaks into Smith’s music. The new documentary film, ‘Heaven Adores […]

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Photo London 2015 – Visual Extravaganza

Photo London is a breathtaking, visual treat which will have photography lovers salivating over the imagery on display in this enormous show. Hat’s off to the masterminds behind this photography fair for bringing together over 70 galleries and dozens of photographers from across the globe. It’s a first for London […]

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Hardknott Roman Fort – Wild Walk

The English Lake District is renowned for its wild walks but my trip to Hardknott Roman Fort proved to be wilder than I’d anticipated. Spring is one of my favourite times of year in the Lakes but it’s also when you can experience four seasons of weather in 24 hours. Overnight […]


Save the Señora – restoring a classic yacht

The romance of a classic yacht sailing on the high seas is something special which captivates everyone who loves travel and adventure. So imagine my delight when I bumped into a group of enthusiasts who are planning to restore a historic yacht to its former glory. The Señora is a 107-year-old motorsailer, a classic […]

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