Category Archives: England

Doors- Wolvercote

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I love doors that make me feel unsteady on my feet. This one is sloping down to the right. I promise it’s not me after a trip to the lovely pub just down the road! I am so tempted to … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A house that’s not an Abbey- Downton Abbey.

I was asked a few days ago, why is Downton Abbey called an abbey when it’s just an awfully big house? It is of course a fictional name for the great house in the beloved show, Downton Abbey.  But there … Continue reading

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Tales From the City- A bookshop in London

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I was looking for an interesting door to photograph and the weather was, well just English. Sunny a few moments ago and now a very dark cloud was looming overhead. By chance I spied my downfall, a bookshop. One of … Continue reading

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Doors- Leeds Castle

I loved the silhouette the frame-work of the door made against the bright sunshine outside. I can’t imagine how many man hours it took to carve the frame and then also to carve the door. Did they carve the door … Continue reading

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Door- An Old New Door

I love how crooked things are every where in England, but what I loved about this door was the fact the house was built in 1693 and rebuilt in 1778! To top it all off, they even state that fact … Continue reading

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Tales From the City- Oxford University Parks

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I was back in Oxford on a Bank Holiday. I always vow to never travel on Bank Holidays and yet here I was thrashing my way through the crowds. The line at the Thornton’s Ice Cream window was a mile … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A lucky bath and a very disappointed lad.

Strange things happen in the city, I’m lucky that I have been spared quite a few of them. When the family lived in Primrose Hill, in London, the war was on. My father was only a young boy when he … Continue reading

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Doors- Rochester Kent

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Rochester has some amazing doors, and funny enough, loads of very crooked doors. This door once led to an amazing Sunday Roast, with potatoes crisped to perfection in goose fat, and rare roast beef on offer. If one could manage … Continue reading

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Good Morning London!

Finally the jet lag is just a memory. This flight was incredibly noisy. The galley crew sounded as if they were hammering pots and pans instead of serving up microwaved aeroplane food! My flight partner was a chap on his … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A day in heaven- The English Garden- Chartwell Kent.

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Last week was  National Gardening Week in the UK. I love gardening, rather I should say I love other people’s gardens. When it comes to digging in the muck, weeding, well….you’ll find me sipping a cup of tea, just out … Continue reading

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