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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 […]

‘Clothes of Memories’ Collages by Tonie Lewenhaupt at Rohsska Museum Gothenburg Sweden

One of the highlights of my visit to the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg were the ‘Clothes of Memories’ collages by fashion historian Tonie Lewenhaupt. The collages were part of the ‘Only the Best – Fashion Highlights’ exhibition, which runs until 30 December 2016. I’ve created quiet a few collages myself. The collage technique of using various […]

Top Five Western Ireland Stops on the Wild Atlantic Way

The longest and now the best known coastal touring route in Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way is perhaps the best way to take in the scenic beauty of Ireland. Covering over 2500 kilometres and passing through 9 Irish counties it takes visitors through some of the most beautiful sights in the country. And the most stunning […]

Damian Ortega’s ‘States of Time’ at the Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

The ‘States of Time’ exhibition by the Mexican artist Damian Ortega at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh runs until 23 October 2016. All the work featured was created specifically for the ‘States of Time’ exhibition, which focuses on the interaction of the forces of nature and the earth. Most of the work was made using clay. […]

Essay: Tips on Traveling in Europe Alone

Europe has always been one of the most popular and desirable places of interest. Tourists from all over the world come to the European countries to see their culture, history and people. This ‘old world’ is especially attractive to the people who live in America or Australia whereas Europe is a completely different place. It has […]

Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, is located south of Wakefield, one mile from Junction 38 on the M1. There’s no entry charge, but you do have to pay to park, which costs £2.50 for up to one hour, £5 for up to two hours, and £8 for all day. There are number plate recognition […]

Cruising Along Sweden’s West Coast

I was delighted when the West Sweden Tourist Board invited me on a press trip to cruise along the west coast of Sweden. A couple of months earlier, I’d watched Timothy West and Prunella Scales cruise along the Gota Canal from Gothenburg to Stockholm on the ‘Great Canal Journeys’ TV show. Watching that show made me […]

Take the World Languages Quiz

You can have some fun trying your hand at ‘The What Languages Do They Speak’ quiz below. The What Languages Do they Speak Quiz was developed by Morningside Translations I decided to have a go at the quiz. With the recent Olympic Games having been held in Rio in Brazil, most people should be able […]

Brides Should Say ‘Yes To The Dress’ in London

It might be one of the most popular programmes for brides-to-be but for those looking at wedding dresses London is a great location to do so. Many will have seen TV’s ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ and wondered why choosing a bridal gown is so difficult until they begin the process for themselves. Opting to […]

Visiting the Switch House at the Tate Modern

Even if you are not a fan of modern art, I recommend that you visit the viewing balcony on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern’s Switch Tower for some great views of the London skyline. The Shard to the right of the photo The City of London skyline including the Walkie Talkie to the […]

Romantic Getaway Ideas: The Edinburgh Festival

Has your other half been hinting about spending more quality time together? A surprise getaway is just what you need, and finding an unusual destination will certainly win you some brownie points. Edinburgh is a historic city with a romance that’s captured the imagination of loved up couples for centuries. But come August the population […]

Bingley Circular Walk via St Ives Estate

This Bingley circular walk, via the St Ives estate is around 8kn in length and takes 2-3 hours, depending on pace. There are some ascents and mud proof footwear is advisable. I started this in the town of Bingley, about 15km NW of Bradford where we stayed in April 2016. Parking in the town centre permitted me […]

The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation at Kings Place London

004’The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation – Self Portraiture in the 21st Century’ runs until 24 September 2016 at Kings Place London. Upon entering, one painting looked familiar to me. That’s because it was by Lucy Jones, and I’d seen the piece in her  ‘Looking In, Looking Out exhibition at Kings Place in 2014. […]

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