Dawlish; an Author’s Pilgrimage.

  One of the  true joys of writing narrative  non-fiction is visiting all the places associated with the story. Of  course the research for  my book,  The Water Doctor’s Daughters,  took me to Paris (such a chore..ha ha)  Hastings and St Leonards,  Malvern and Cheltenham.  Accompanied  by

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Brave New Look For Blackheath Loo

  In The Beginning Yes, well Pauline thinks this touristy story is not very nice because it’s  mostly about ….a lavatory. But first  I have to give you a bit of background information. In 1985 the very  famous artist and fashion designer Jenny Kee, who lives in 

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Des Visits Wind Eroded Cave & Anvil Rock, Blackheath

Des Visits Wind Eroded Cave  & Anvil Rock, Blackheath

A Double Bunger Day Out, by Editor Des Hello down there! Here’s my first travel /history article  and yes  I have had a little  help from  my friend Dr Bob.  I am stepping into the  breach (that’s a  cliché,  but a good one) for my guardian  Pauline

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Tourist Tuesday – The Blackheath Pie

Tourist Tuesday - The Blackheath Pie

 BEAUTIFUL BLACKHEATH I recently read an American blog in which the author introduced  Tourist Tuesday.  Her idea was  that  residents  of  tourist towns and  villages  should  re-acquaint themselves with their surroundings  instead of simply taking everything for  granted.  Tuesday was chosen because  weekend visitors have usually left

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The Villages of the Alsace, France

The Villages of the Alsace, France

 ROUTE DU VIN It was thanks to our holiday host  across the border in Germany that my partner and I toured the scenic Route du Vin below Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France. Christine mentioned several ‘not to be missed’  medieval villages nestled into  the vine covered

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Glasgow; Tea and Treasures

Glasgow; Tea and  Treasures

ARCHITECTURE & AFTERNOON TEA The architecture of 19th century Glasgow prompted English poet and historian John Betjeman to describe it as; ‘The greatest Victorian city in the world’. However, if this conjures an image of florid stone ‘wedding cakes’, nothing could be further from the truth. The

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