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Wowed by Worcester

August 15-19, 2016: When I decided to head north from Oxford through the Welsh Marches, visiting the three cathedrals of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford, my first thought was to stay in Gloucester, which was also the home of Beatrix Potter’s “Tailor of Gloucester”. 809 more words


A Postcard From Hay on Wye

Earlier this year I was treated to a surprise weekend away in Hay-on-Wye, a town where days can be lost between rows of books  and gems can be found. 559 more words


Chin Chin Labs, London

London, UK

Located in the Camden Lock in north London, Chin Chin Labs isn’t the easiest to find on Google maps.   151 more words


Mike Brown and Mike Brown

Mike Brown and Mike Brown (Southampton, England; August 26 – 29)

Our final stop on our world journey was with The Browns of Southampton to visit Mike’s great-uncle, Mike’s name-sake and according to The Who’s Pete Townshend “one of the most amusing people I’ve ever met”*, Mike Brown.   132 more words

The North West

In August we visited the North West of England, where David and I lived when we first got married. We visited with friends as we travelled to and from the Lake District, where we spent David’s birthday having a splendid meal at L’Enclume, recently confirmed as the best restaurant in the UK. 172 more words