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A Testing Test Ride

I had a tough but wonderful ride into the hills of the Algarve today as I continue to check bits of the route for the next Pedal Portugal… 507 more words

Cycling Portugal

The Monasteries of North-East Yorkshire

I have been thinking about the development of Heritage guidebooks in the UK. One of the moves away from the ‘blue guides’ was the new guide to… 189 more words

Heritage Sites

Winter Riding

With most of Europe in the grip of winter, January seems a good time to put together a new touring route for Portugal’s Algarve region – which provides some of the best opportunities for cycling anywhere on the continent at this time of year. 598 more words

Cycling Portugal

Le Renard offers up the best tips for need-to-know addresses in Geneva

One of a few guest experts profiled in Le Renard, biologist and naturalist David Bärtschi of the Association La Libellule, which organizes nature excursions in the area, offers up his personal tips for local nature lovers. 391 more words
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Walking Hadrian's Wall

What would be the best guide to Hadrian’s Wall? The 14th edition of J. Collingwood Bruce’s Handbook to the Roman Wall (by David J. Breeze) would have to be high on the list. 56 more words

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How the Heather Looks - a joyous journey to the British sources of Children's Books : Joan Bodger

How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children’s Books by Joan Bodger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Poorly written in places, intensely poignant in places, How the Heather Looks is a strange book which, in a way, taught me more about my attitude towards children’s literature rather than teaching me about it. 433 more words

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