Gold and Grafitti

Bogota felt like an immense treasure trove of history and culture just waiting to be explored. After all this is the land of El Dorado.The Gold Museum is perhaps one of the city’s most famous attractions. With over 34,000 pieces of history relating to gold in Colombia this is one of the world’s greatest museums…

A Journey like No Other

I haven’t written on this blog for several weeks. The truth is, life changed in an instant through the spring and summer. When i wrote my list of things to do this year one was to spend more time with family. How true that turned out to be. Mum became really ill this year. Some…

The Sound of the Bells at Cullompton

I had just finished a meeting with colleagues in the Devon town of Cullompton and was preparing to drive away when the clock tower chimed 12. I stood and listened as the most uplifting tune rang out across the town- and I knew I just had to take a look inside the church. St Andrew’s…

A Night at the Opera

Each year I always try to treat myself to a night at the opera. One of my particular favourites is the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. And so it was that I found myself with a ticket for Verdi’s Il Trovatore last week. The Royal Opera House is one of the finest theatres in…

The Great Bells of Bow

London’s Bow Bells are among the most famous in the world. These are the legendary bells that called Dick Whittington back into London to become Lord Mayor in 1392. People born within the sound of Bow Bells are considered true Londoners of Cockneys. And in the famous nursery rhyme, “Oranges and Lemons,” it is the…

The Metal Soldier

Made from scrap metal, The Haunting is a tribute to soldiers killed in World War One.