The London Mithraeum

There are secrets beneath the streets of London. The Mithraeum is one of London’s newer attractions and is free.

Liberation Day in Amsterdam

Liberation Day is a special commemoration in Holland. The historic walk can be done at any time through the year

Zen in Medellin

I had always imagined Medellin to be a dangerous city on the edge but first impressions changed all that. Right in the city centre is Barefoot Park- a public space for people to de-stress. How could I resist an hour exploring and how would this change my perception of Medellin? Built 14 years ago by…

The Beauty of Botero

I’m not an expert on art but am always open to learning more. Before visiting Colombia I had never heard of Botero. Having just eaten a typical Colombian portion of lunch I needed to walk off the calories so heading to the Botero Museum seemed like a good idea. Botero donated the works of art…

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…

Walking the Causeway at St Michael’s Mount

Snaking across the sands at Marazion the causeway to St Michael’s Mount only reveals itself at low tide. As a child I was captivated by the castle in the sea in Mounts Bay. Overlooking the town of Marazion and dominating Mount’s Bay St Michael’s Mount looks like a fairytale castle in the sea. I used…

The Bluebells at Duncliffe Woods

A forest transformed into a blue idyll. That is the joy of bluebell season- a short but strikingly beautiful time of year. One of my personal joys each year is to walk in a bluebell wood. Traditional ancient woodlands in the UK are carpeted with bluebells each spring and are a truly spectacular sight. Duncliffe…

Spring Walks and Longer Days

Each year I try to discover something new within a few miles of home. Sometimes the most beautiful places are literally on our doorsteps and are there waiting to be explored. Local footpaths in England are a joy and a wonderful way to see nature at its best. I just had to walk out of…

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…

Discovering the Charterhouse

Smithfield is an area of London that is full of history. There’s the fabulous church at St Bartholomew the Great, the plaque dedicated to the execution of William Wallace, pubs tucked away in back streets, and now The Charterhouse has opened its doors to the public. I love walking round this area, partly because I…

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…