Tag Archive: England

The people who thought that the Garden of Eden was in Bedford

Panacea Society Museum Bedford

I’m starting to learn that even the smallest of places can contain some intriguing slices of history. After my trip to the Glenn Miller Museum at RAF Twinwood last month, I went in search of more interesting or unusual places…
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Five top train journeys in Europe

Train journeys Europe Cascais Portugal

There’s something special about travelling by train in Europe; perhaps it’s the many different terrains you can see from the window, the idea of passing seamlessly from one country to another, romantic notions from old films, or simply the joy…
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The Glenn Miller Museum at Twinwood: a hidden music history gem in Bedford

Glenn Miller museum Twinwood Bedford

When I started secondary school, I desperately hoped to be picked to learn a musical instrument. I dreamed of the violin. I was gutted when I didn’t make the grade in the hand-clapping rhythm test, and made do with singing…
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Brighton rocks: a perfect seaside escape from London

Brighton day trip from London

We Brits love to head to the nearest beach when the sun deigns to make an appearance. Pick up any British newspaper or switch on the television here when there’s a heatwave on, and you’ll see pictures of happy people…
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London to Barcelona by train

London Barcelona train

Tell someone that you’re taking a train trip to another country, and the reaction is pretty much always the same; that it sounds wonderful! There’s something romantic and intrepid about long train journeys, and in the UK we only have…
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Coffee, cake and…cats?! Visiting London’s first cat cafe

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium London cat cafe

I absolutely love cats. I have fully embraced my inevitable destiny as a so-called “crazy cat lady”. At the moment I can’t have any of my own, though, due to renting and moving around a lot, so when I heard…
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Eclipse

Solar eclipse

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 20 March 2015. Sometimes you don’t have to go very far from home to see something magical. Today, outside my workplace in Bedford, I witnessed the biggest solar eclipse…
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Five literary spots to visit in the UK

Mary Shelley's grave literary spots UK

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 15 November 2014. Yesterday I spotted a Buzzfeed article on “19 British Places all Book Lovers Must Visit”. It’s a great list, and I was slightly ashamed to have…
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Culture ‘n’ stuff

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 16 June 2014. So I tend to only write about foreign trips on this blog which, on reflection, is a bit daft really, as I have plenty of adventures…
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