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Driving in & out of a busy city!

Moving from a relatively quiet town to a busy city, I became immediately concerned that very quickly, I could potentially lose my driving licence, no claims bonus and a few pints of blood, because I have to drive to work on an extremely busy motorway. As a keen reader

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1 Horse Power vs 100 Horse Power. The horse wins!

How to police a major city U.K. style! Photo credit: Aimanas Aima. YouTube.

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,

Iconic London Tube Map.

Having used the London underground many times, I became interested in the history behind the iconic underground map. A simple Google search revealed a wealth of information, and introduced another avenue of discovery! Photo credit: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection. 

Live flight radar.

Living and working in a busy city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month. For me,

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

The iconic Concorde.

Photograph courtesy of The Telegraph. As a result of technological advances in transport through the last 200 years, the time it takes to physically travel between two places has steadily been reduced. However, in 2003 with the retirement of the supersonic Concorde

Railway time becomes Standard Time.

As I investigate more about living & working in cities in the U.K., and in the wider world, I found this fantastic little article about how the expansion of the railway network by the Great Western Railway (GWR) led to Britain adopting

London hotels at budget prices!

Thinking of treating yourself & the family to a last minute budget break in the City of London? tripadvisor have taken the hassle out of finding a deal to match your budget!