The great thing about long-ish haul flights is the chance to binge-watch TV shows or movies you might never get around to watching on terra firma. I first encountered Obit. this Summer, at the tail-end of a flight from San Francisco to the UK and, as luck would have it, I was recently able to watch the rest of it en route from Washington DC to New York. Continue reading
Bath Abbey has had its fair share of facelifts, withstanding two World Wars, the city’s fluctuating wealth and even religious reform to remain a centre for Christian worship for no less than a thousand years.
Mum’s visited me in London quite a few times and we’ve always stuck pretty rigidly to exploring the capital. This time, for a wee change, we decided to hit the road to see what Bath had to offer. (Be sure to check back later in the week to find out how we made the most of our flying visit.)
What better way to spend a day than with a picnic under a cherry tree, admiring the blossoms overhead and, preferably, sipping on something bubbly? Well, at the end of April that’s exactly what I did, (exchanging the bubbles for coffee,) as I hit the motorway, Faversham-bound, for the Hanami Festival at Brogdale Orchards.
A couple of months ago I took a race across the city to Chiswick Park to celebrate Chinese New Year. I wasn’t alone in my cultural pursuits as thousands of us snaked our way around some brilliant light installations to commemorate the Year of the Rooster.