Glasgow Smiles Better

See, I grew up in Liverpool in the 1980s. Hard times in a rough city; it…

Mines and Stones – The Hidden Derbyshire

As you know, I live near Derbyshire and I’m more than happy to wax lyrical about…

Ripon: Cathedrals and Unicorns

Most tourists to the UK visit the same places; London, Oxford, Canterbury, the Lake District, and,…

Geordie Shore

If you were asked to list the nicest beaches in Europe, you’d probably stick with the…

Leicester – yes, I didn’t know a lot about it either …

Leicester. One of those British cities (and I class Bristol in the same category) which to…

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

I’ve always been interested in history. But history on my own terms, about topics I can…

More Than Coal – An Overview Of Southern Yorkshire

See, South Yorkshire has a reputation. It’s not necessarily a *bad* reputation (we’re not dealing with…

Winter Hill – Unseasonable Climbing

It’s funny – no matter where I am in the world, I always feel a bit…

Stand on the Side of the House of Love

London Islington. I don’t know what image the phrase brings up, but in my head it’s…

Underground, Overground, Wombling Free …

As you may know, one of my ‘aims’ is to visit every county, unitary authority blah…