Tag Archives: London

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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London’s green pearls

Last November I spent a couple of days in South London, and was lucky enough that this was ‘time off’.  So I was able to enjoy much of my time just walking.  I was in an area I didn’t know … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 6 – finishing it off!

So, this was the culmination of 11 days walking – all the way along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath to Reading, then the Thames Path from Reading to Greenwich.  Including the extra miles to get to and from … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 3 – Kingston to Putney

The good thing about setting your own challenge is that you get to make up your own rules. On day 3 of this part of the walk I wanted to walk with a good friend.  I had stayed with her … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: taking a different route

This week I needed to travel to Northamptonshire for work.  This meant a rail journey via London, including crossing London from Paddington Station to St Pancras Station.  I’ve done this many times before.  If I’m pressed for time, I take … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 5

So – week 5, just two days left of April and the end of this challenge. Day 1 I can’t resist renewing my acquaintance with two more old friends this week.  Both poems from my early childhood, good memories from … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: …and look up!

Some walks in London over the past couple of weeks: Paddington to Westminster; Bloomsbury; Oxford Street to St John’s Wood; walking east from Clerkenwell; Greenwich to Waterloo; Greenwich to King George V.  Saw all manner of interesting things.  Here are … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: look down….

When walking in the city, always remember to look down as well as up.  You never know what you might miss if you don’t. A few days staying in London this weekend brought all sorts of treasures. These art works … Continue reading

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