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“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner…..

…that I love London town.” This song from my childhood played on a loop in my head, as I walked towards and through the London Bridge and Borough area of London on Tuesday evening, just 3 days after the horrible … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: December adventure

(oops- a bit late.  Trying to catch up with myself.  Gradually….) Another ‘adventure’ that isn’t so very adventurous.  But we enjoyed it a lot, confirming my view that ‘adventurous’ isn’t a pre-requisite for an adventure. Oldest son and daughter-out-law were … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: November Part 1

There were two min-adventures in November, both courtesy of Great Western Railway, which had a little-publicised (almost secret) special offer on during October and November, just for those of us who are 60+.  Go anywhere on their network for a … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: the quiet side of the city

I spent the last weekend in September in London with a close friend.  We live on opposite sides of the country, and have got into the habit of meeting up somewhere in the autumn.  This year I proposed London, and … Continue reading

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April adventure: Walking the Capital Ring

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I don’t know much about Samuel Johnson, but he certainly had that right. We both thought we knew London pretty well.  It turns out that we (still) only … Continue reading

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The Gap Year

Well now you might be forgiven for thinking that we are about to up sticks and travel for a year, but really, truly – that just doesn’t appeal to me.  At least, not right now, at this point in my … Continue reading

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