The London Mithraeum

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

Visiting SeaCity

When I was small I remember visiting Southampton to meet my grandparents after their many cruise holidays. Their tales of adventure in far away countries had me reaching for the atlas and planning my journeys. In short, it inspired a lifetime of travel. I noticed Sea City as I walked through Southampton and couldn’t resist…

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…

Malta at War Museum

A museum giving an insight into the resilience and courage of the Maltese people.

Malta- In the Footsteps of Relatives

I can remember my grandfather talking with fondness about Malta. He had visited several times thanks to his Naval background but I thought of him as I visited some of Malta’s museums relating to World War Two. In some ways I wish I had listened more when he talked about his travels and I regret…

The Underground Tunnels in Arras

“They call the people of Arras rats,” said my guide as we walked the limestone boves under the city, “It’s because we have these tunnels underground.” I had come to Arras to learn more about the World War One site and the battle but was enthralled to discover the medieval caves in the old town….