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Nov 28 2015

Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow

I haven’t really explored Oxfordshire much over the years, but I need to. There is so much to discover, like Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow, which is this week’s Foto Friday. “Nice photo, but what the hell is it?”, you’re thinking, aren’t you?  Well, that’s exactly what I wondered when I first saw it.  The weather was great …

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Nov 20 2015

Donnington Castle

A couple of weeks ago, I was travelling from Oxford to Bournemouth for a friend’s birthday, and I wanted to do a bit of sightseeing on the way.  I looked on both the English Heritage and National Trust websites to find out what I could see on my journey down, and found Donnington Castle, which is …

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Nov 18 2015

Audley End House and Gardens

I’m discovering that there is so much more to the UK than I realised because the more I explore, the more I find.  Audley End House was one of my new discoveries when I arrived back to the UK.  I was working at a summer school in Bishop’s Stortford, and I wanted to go somewhere …

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Nov 13 2015

Letocetum: Wall Roman Site

Although there is a church in the photo, you might be surprised to hear that this week’s Foto Friday isn’t about a place of worship nor a castle. On my way back from the north, I decided to do a bit of exploration.  As there is so much to discover in this country, I came …

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Nov 10 2015

Lichfield: A Hidden Treasure in the Heart of England

I have travelled a fair bit around the world, but there are still so many places in the UK that I have never been to.  The city of Lichfield was one of these, until recently.  I have to be honest with you here; I hadn’t made a conscious effort to go there, but, as I was passing, …

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Nov 03 2015

Life is a Journey

When I started this blog about independent travel, I had been on an extended trip around the world, travelling solo for the first time.  I envisaged the blog being only for people interested in extended journeys.  However, as time has passed, and as I have adapted to my ever-changing lifestyle, I have made it more inclusive, …

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