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Sep 16 2014

Rediscovering Loch Lomond

Until August this year, the one and only time I had been to Loch Lomond was 22 years ago when I went to Glasgow with a friend.  We visited Luss for the day and, even though it was a very cold November day, we were determined to get out on a boat on Loch Lomond.  It …

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Sep 12 2014

The Tales of Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous places of worship in England.  Some people just admire it without entering, but many pay the entrance fee to get a closer look.  I was one of those because it was my main reason for going to Canterbury.  The cathedral has a fascinating history, it forms part of a …

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Sep 09 2014

Becoming an Expat: Third Time Lucky?

Try, try again

‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.’   (W. E. Hickson) I’ve mentioned before about my desire to live and work in another country rather than just travel.  It’s been on my ‘bucket list’ for such a long time.  The thing is, …

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Sep 05 2014

The Oldest Church in England

After my trip around Scotland, I spent a few days in Canterbury.  One of the many sights I saw was St Martin’s Church, which is the oldest parish church in continuous use, not only in England but in the English-speaking world.  For that reason alone, it had to feature in this week’s Foto Friday It started off as a private …

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Sep 02 2014

The Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland

I have just returned from an amazing adventure, travelling around the western highlands and islands of Scotland.  It was the most unprepared I have ever been for a trip.  My items of clothing included a summer dress, summer skirt, and a pair of flimsy sandals because I was only going for a short city break, or …

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Aug 29 2014

Castle Moil, Kyleakin

I stayed in a village recently on the Isle of Skye called Kyleakin.  As it was a last minute decision to stay there, I knew very little about this village and was surprised when I found out it had a castle. As you can see from the photograph, it isn’t much of a castle, but …

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