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A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable

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Iconic T.V. Theme. BBC’s ‘Holiday Programme.

Just had to add this theme track and video as it seems to capture some of what ‘Invitation to the city’ is about. It also takes me back to my childhood, and late evening television and the occasional school organised holiday. Okay,

Reflection in a window.

Just a photo from an evening stroll to see how different objects look in different light. This reflected shot of a pier I just liked!

Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

Enjoy a short break at the seaside!

Ok, I’m biased, but living close to the seaside gives me the opportunity to spend time walking a landscape that changes with the seasons and the time of day. Also, the Kent coast offers many opportunities for the family to

Visiting & staying in London on a Budget.

With the better weather fast approaching, and the mass tourist season not yet in full swing, why not treat yourself, and family members, to an overnight stay or short break in London to visit the many free attractions this City has to offer? Image courtesy of: Travel to London

Street food.

As I settle into a new life, eating different foods from far and wide becoming a real pleasure. Street food vendors have certainly played their part…. Photo credit: The Independent.

Enjoy a day at the seaside!

Ok, I’m biased, but living close to the seaside gives me the opportunity to spend time walking a landscape that changes with the seasons and the time of day. Also, the Kent coast offers many opportunities for the family to

Visit & stay in London on a budget!

With the better weather fast approaching, and the mass tourist season not yet in full swing, why not treat yourself, and family members, to an overnight stay or short break in London to visit the many free attractions this City has to offer? Image courtesy of: Travel to London

End of the day at the seaside.

Always had an interest as to how the public spaces of the city change over a short period of time. This picture of a child’s bucket left on a wall after a day at the seaside summed up how this space