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Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh

You can see the Tesco Art Competition for Schools 2016 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until 27 October 2016. I was impressed by several of the entries. I thought the standard of the artworks was as good as many that I’ve seen in exhibitions by professional artists. Below are my four favourites pieces […]

Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh

I visited Jupiter Artland on 14 May, the opening day for the 2016 season. This contemporary art venue, mainly an outdoor sculpture park, is situated close to Edinburgh. It’s a private collection which is open to the public. The arts works were commissioned by the owners, Robert and Nicky Wilson. An admission fee is charged which […]

5 Places to Visit in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Here are my tips for five places to visit in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Wakefield Council Chamber As I walking from Wakefield Museum to the Cathedral, the beautiful County Hall caught my eye. I decided to go in to ask if I could look around. I was in luck, as there were no meetings that day, […]

A Stroll Around Dunblane, Scotland

I was hoping to have a stop for a walk as I drove from Dundee to Stirling, But it was such a murky, wet day that I thought I’d end up driving straight to my hotel, the Premier Inn Stirling City Centre. However, as I approached Dunblane, a few miles north of Stirling, the skies began […]

Three of the Best Cities for Enjoying a Luxurious UK Break

If there is one thing that the UK excels at, it’s catering to the luxurious sensibilities of its denizens. There are few amongst us who fail to appreciate the beauty of exquisite cuisine, captivating landscapes, and opulent interiors, and fewer still who would actively choose not to indulge their desire for decadence. Assuming that you’re […]

Cosima von Bonin – ‘Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea’ at the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

The ‘Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea’ installation in the Main Hall at Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is on show until 7 August 2016. As soon as you enter there’s a large birdlike soft toy, which reminded me of Buzby, the star of British Telecom’s TV ads in the 1980s, sitting astride […]

Walking Along Margate Harbour Arm, Prom and Beach

After visiting the Turner Contemporary, I decided to walk along the rather blustery Margate Harbour Arm, before heading back along the prom and beach to the railway station. Droit House, which is now home to the tourist information office, sits next to the Turner Contemporary. Tracey Emin’s neon lights installation ‘I never stopped loving you’ […]

Iceland: The Perfect Combination of Adventure and Luxury

If there’s a place that you need to cross off your bucket list, it’s Iceland. A beautiful country packed with things to see and do, Iceland really does have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to go on an adventure holiday, a relaxation holiday or a luxury holiday, Iceland has something to suit your needs. […]

Kirklees Light Railway in Clayton West, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire

I visited the Kirklees Light Railway on a Sunday in mid April 2016, after I’d dropped Karen off at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (in West Bretton, near Wakefield), as it’s only about 5 miles from there. The railway station was easy to turn into from the main road and there was ample free parking. The […]

Summer Events In Bristol And Transportation Facilities

Bristol, a beautiful city located in the midst of hills besides River Avon in South West England, has never disappointed its visitors. Year-round festivals, beautiful cityscapes and a blend of modern and medieval architecture are some of the major tourist attractions of Bristol. So, if you are a fun loving person and make the most […]

Not Just A Canadian Game: European Hockey And Where To See It

Generally speaking, when people think of ice hockey they think of Canada. As a country that takes pride in the game and has tremendous international success that shouldn’t be much of a surprise. But, what many don’t know is that Europe is filled with regional leagues that produce some of the National Hockey League’s best […]

JustFly Explores Skellig Michael: From A Galaxy Far, Far Away To Today

Lately, many people have been talking about Skellig Michael. While this small island, which lies off the coast of County Kerry in Ireland, was previously known for its impressive ruins and natural beauty, today it gets a lot of press for being a major filming site for Star Wars Episode VIII. Skelling Michael, beehive cells […]

The Best Ways to Enjoy a Luxury UK Break

You don’t need to jet off around the globe to enjoy a luxury break, with so many stunning locations across the UK, enjoying a luxury break in the UK is now easier than ever. From the rolling hills of Yorkshire  to the beautiful beaches of the South Coast, there’s are so many amazing areas of […]

Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston Place

I stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston Place on a Monday night in early November 2015. It cost £29 on the non-refundable Premier Saver rate, booked two months in advance. It’s unusual to find such low rates on a weekday night at a Premier Inn in Edinburgh, I assume that’s because it was […]

Top Tips for Travelling Around Europe on a Budget

The European continent is blessed with a vast number of fantastic holiday destinations. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one, with a group of friends or even by yourself, you won’t be short on things to do and choose from. However, while it’s all well and good to just say you’re going travelling, this isn’t […]

The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney at Salts Mill

The Arrival of Spring is an exhibition of prints of paintings drawn by David Hockney on his iPad. The paintings of the countryside close to Hockney’s studio in Woldgate, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, were drawn between January 1 and May 31 2011. The exhibition is on the third floor of Salts Mill in Saltaire village in West […]

Photo Tour of Place Massena in Nice, France

One of Nice’s best known landmarks is Place Massena, the city’s distinctive Italianesque main square, which lies at the northern edge of the Old Town. The chequered tiles make for a striking contrast with the pink and yellow facade of the buildings. I’d spotted the pavement water jets when passing Place Massena on the tram. […]

Wood Sculptures on Back Walk in Stirling

Weather permitting, I always have a wander on Back Walk when I visit the city of Stirling in central Scotland. During my recent visit, I took a different path, down to the right, just after passing the Commonwealth Graves. This route was a short cut to the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. I was really […]

Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque at Kings Place London

The Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque exhibition runs until 13 May 2016 at Kings Place London. Most of the subjects are women with rather puzzled, serious expressions. Many are sitting on sofas. I loved the rich, dark colours used in the paintings. There are a few paintings which focus on faces. If […]

British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh

The British Art Show 8 is in Edinburgh until 8 May 2016. It’s spread over three venues; the Rice Talbot Gallery at the University of Edinburgh, Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. I visited the exhibits at the National Gallery. I loved the ‘Diagrams of […]

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