Last month I went to Paris! I’ve already covered the Eiffel Tower and today I’m going up the Arc de Triomphe. I first went up there when I was fourteen. I have photos and in case there’s any doubt, the photos are in an album with captions like “roofs from Arc”. But I don’t remember… More On top of the Arc de Triomphe
Earlier today I was writing a blog about why I didn’t enjoy my last trip to Iceland and lamenting all the exciting things I could have been doing and blogging about… and realised I haven’t actually blogged about my recent trip to Paris. It was a long weekend – first thing Friday to Sunday evening… More I went up the Eiffel Tower… in the dark!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or saw my photoset last week, you might know I went to Paris recently. I didn’t mean to but work colleagues were trying to plan travel to a supplier presentation in north-central France the week before. Paris being the only international hub within three hours, calls of… More How I learnt to love Paris
Last weekend I went to Paris. Some people at work went for a business meeting south of Paris last Wednesday and spent weeks trying to plan it – it’s very hard to hear “There’s a plane at this time for this price” and “we could take the train at that time” and so on for… More Photoset: Paris 2018
In mid-2014, a volcano in Iceland started rumbling. On August 29th 2014, I shrieked aloud in excitement in front of a dozen uninterested elderly ladies because it had finally started erupting. Well, the volcano hadn’t. But its magma was oozing out of a fissure not too far away. It oozed and poured and fountained for… More My best souvenir: lava!
Every year, between Christmas and New Year, my friend Tom and I go on an adventure to the beach. I guess the beach isn’t a rule but it always has been the beach. This year we went to Charmouth. If you watched Broadchurch, Broadchurch itself is everywhere from Bridport to Lyme Regis, so Charmouth is part… More Two Bears Get Lost in Dorset
I’ve been away six times this year – which isn’t bad for someone who’s working full time in two jobs, running three youth groups and has written a book this year (more on that later in the month). So December’s photoset is pictures from each trip, looking back at where I’ve been in 2017. Tromsø,… More Photoset: my 2017 travels
I like travelling. I like, in theory, scrapbooking. But when I look at other people’s pages, I just can’t figure out where they get the time, the embellishments and the imagination. I have an over-huge 12×12 scrapbook downstairs with a page, or occasional double-page spread, on interesting places I’ve been but they’re so so plain. I’ve… More Simple travel scrapbooking
A week after I wrote a vague, floaty post about having no specific goals or sights to see in Rīga, here I am telling you ten things to see! 1) City Park & Bastion Hill City Park is a bit of tree-lined greenery just at the north-east limit of the Old Town. It’s peaceful, it’s… More 10 things to see in Rīga
This is the last of the Year Abroad stories – I’ve more or less reached the end of what I can remember well enough to write about. But I saved this one for the winter because it’s seasonally appropriate and it’s one of my favourite memories of my year learning French in western Switzerland. I… More Shrieking on the slopes at Chaumont