Category Archives: UK

Wells and nearby attractions

Wells is in the English county of Somerset, which is thought to come from two words, summer and settlement. Wells was first settled in because of the springs (cold, not hot as in neighbouring Bath) which you can now see … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Bear Inn, Crickhowell

Crickhowell is a picturesque Welsh market town, with the market cross marking what used to be the town centre. Close to this is my favourite eating place, The Bear Inn. I have been going there for forty years and still … Continue reading

Posted in eating and drinking, South Wales, Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating and Drinking in and around Bath

I have just spent six weeks in Bath, mainly at the University of Bath which is situated on Claverton Down (for that you might want to read Watership Down as it was a haven for British wildlife). I escaped from … Continue reading

Posted in eating and drinking, Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Winchester, once Capital of England

Winchester is an historic city, once the capital of Wessex, and of England, was the seat of King of King Alfred (the Great) after his coronation in 871. His Bishop and advisor Swuthun (or Swithun), had died in 861 and … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Forest, England: Enchanting and Magical

The New Forest is one of my favourite areas of England. My first puppy came from there, a cross between a Welsh Border Collie and a smaller dog of mixed breeds that herded cows in the Forest for its keep. … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mystical Glastonbury, England, UK

Glastonbury has always been a favourite place of mine as I find it very relaxing and calming. People say that it is situated along lines of power – ley lines and I see no point in trying to disprove this … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales

You know the image of the castle with turrets which is the standard one on Disney films? Well, in the woods just outside Cardiff in south Wales, there is a castle that looks just like that. It is called Castell … Continue reading

Posted in South Wales, Travel, UK | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments