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The Art Museum in Gothenburg

Visiting the Gothenburg Museum of Art was one of the highlights of my stay in the city. I started on the top floor in the Nordic at the Turn of the Century and Swedish Modernism galleries. Helmer Osslund’s ‘Autumn Evening Nordingra’ was one my my favourite pieces in this museum. The combination of the large […]

Karla Black Sculptures at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh

When I was in Edinburgh in late November 2016, I visited the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. I had limited time to spend at the gallery, so I decided to stick to one exhibition Karla Black and Kishio Suga | A New Order. I much preferred the pieces by Karla Black, a Scottish artist based […]

Review of Mayor Capo Di Corfu in Greece

We stayed at the Mayor Capo Di Corfu, formerly the Aquis Capo Di Corfu) for a week in early October 2015, It was part of a dynamic package holiday from Travel Interaction, which was featured in the Travelzoo weekly newsletter. We paid a total of £688 for the holiday: £371 for an all inclusive seven […]

The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield opened in 2011. The gallery is named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield. The gallery is situated on the souther bank of the River Calder. Large windows afford great views of the river. It was interesting to see a mock-up of Hepworth’s studio and watch videos about her […]

Street of Light Edinburgh

The Street of Light performance in George Street in Edinburgh runs every evening at 6pm and 8pm until 24 December 2016. The event is free to attend, but you need to book tickets in advance. Even if you don’t get a ticket you can see the show from the pavement on either side. For some reason, […]

Hidden Spanish Beauty Spots to Head To For a Spring Break

With a number of celebrity deaths and political upheaval, and now the chill of winter creeping upon us, you’re probably dreaming spring. The nights become lighter, the air is warmer, animals come out of hibernation and flowers and plants begin to bloom. Why not spend some of spring at one Spain’s many hidden gems? La […]

Guide to Galicia, Spain

Galicia, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, sits above Portugal at the most North Western point of the Iberian Peninsula looking out proudly into the Atlantic, and so it should. Perhaps one of the lesser known regions by tourists, within Spain and those in the know, Galicia is famed for its beautiful countryside, sublime seafood […]

Review of Hotel Ranga Iceland

We stayed at the Hotel Ranga, in the south west of Iceland, for two nights on a complimentary basis in late October 2016. The transfer from Keflavik Airport took around one hour forty minutes. As our taxi arrived in the hotel car park, just after midnight, many guests were out at the front to see […]

Photo Tour of Highgate Cemetery London

Highgate Cemetery in north London was one of these places that I’d been meaning to visit for decades. One of the reasons I selected the Ramada Hotel Finchley for my London accommodation was that it was bus ride from the hotel to the cemetery. I’d looked at the Highgate Cemetery to check opening hours before […]

Top 5 Golfing Destinations in Europe

Where are the best places to play golf in Europe? What a question that is! If you like Links Golf then Scotland and Ireland would probably come out on top, if you love to play in the sunshine you will find yourself heading off to Spain, Portugal or Perhaps somewhere like Cyprus or Turkey, Europe […]

Open Exhibition 2016 at Berwick Watchtower Gallery

The Open Exhibition is on at Berwick Watchtower Gallery until Friday 2 December 2016. I entered my Sheep in Heather at Dusk collage, pictured below, which was hung alongside Morag Eaton’s Julien’s Vegetables panorama. You can vote for your favourite piece at the exhibition. I cast my vote for the Three Tin Cans by David Stuart, pictured below. […]

Your Guide to Cruise Packing

Packing for a cruise is a lot more complicated than throwing your summer wardrobe into a suitcase. The number of destinations that you will visit on your holiday makes it tempting to pack your entire wardrobe, just in case. Here’s a guide on what you need to consider when packing for your cruise holiday and […]

The Laing Art Gallery Newcastle

The Laing Art Gallery is located in the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Entry is free. Opening hours are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 2pm – 5pm on Sunday.  It’s closed on Mondays. I loved that the Gallery has several al fresco murals on one of its exterior walls. Close to the Gallery […]

First Light exhibition by Louise Cattrell at the Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed

The First Light exhibition by Louise Cattrell is on at the Granary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed until 29 January 2017. ‘First Light’ was commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts as part of the International Print Biennale taking part across the north east of England in October 2016. All my favourites in the ‘First Light’ exhibition […]

Photo Tour of Camley Street Natural Park London

The Camley Street Natural Park is located close to King’s Cross Station. I happened to spot a sign for it when I was in the area, and decided to take a look. The park was created in an old railway coal yard which was saved from redevelopment in the 1980s. The park has a visitor […]

Review of the Scandic Europa Gothenburg

I stayed at the Scandic Europa Gothenburg for one night prior to my cruise along Sweden’s west coast. My stay was organised by the West Sweden Tourist Board. I was glad that the hotel was so centrally located. I arrived in Gothenburg on the bus from the airport around 8pm after a ten hour door […]

Feeling Hung Out to Dry in Greece After easyJet Flight Cancellation

We were due to fly home from Corfu to Newcastle with easyJet on Sunday 9 October 2016. On Saturday morning when I checked my emails, I noticed an email from easyJet informing me that our flight had been cancelled due to a strike by Greek air traffic controllers. At that stage, the strike was due […]

Photo Tour of the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling, Scotland

As I hadn’t been to the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling for decades, and the weather forecast predicted rain, I decided to pay a visit during a recent trip to the area. I wasn’t able to take any photos of the exterior, or the garden, of the Smith Stirling, as  heavy rain had […]

Visiting Alexandra Palace in London

I finally got around to visiting Alexandra Palace in north London this year. It first opened as an entertainment venue, known as the People’s Palace, in 1873. It was named after the Princess of Wales, Alexandra, But it burnt down in a fire only 16 days after opening. The rebuilt Palace opened in 1875. I first […]

The Shibden Valley from Halifax: A Circular Walk

This walk is about 5 miles long, with some uphill sections. From the centre of Halifax, you can choose to start either near the railway station (pay parking, free toilets) and walk through the shopping centre to Kirkgate (5-10min), or look for parking near Kirkgate. The walk starts at Kirkgate. Right on to Bank Bottom; cross […]

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