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…

The Random Inspiration from Postcrossing

One of the things I decided to do this year was join Postcrossing. I read about it and decided it was a fun thing to get involved with- and signed up. Do people send postcards anymore in this world of Instagram. Well here’s a different perspective on postcards. Postcrossing is a way of randomly exchanging…

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…