Nottingham has a reputation as a rebellious city. They supported the Parliamentarian cause in the Civil War and stood up for Chartism, women's suffrage and battles for worker's rights were fought on its streets. Its hero is a Saxon who stood up to his Norman overlords. Nottingham people continue to have a rebellious streak. The [...]
The name given to the roughly triangular, Eastern part of Yorkshire bounded by Flamborough Head to the North, the Yorkshire Wolds to the West and the Humber to the South. To the East, the land peters out and fades into the sea, the long spit of Spurn head reaching out into the xxx to separate [...]
"Had we but world enough and time,This coyness, Lady, were no crime,We would sit down, and think, which wayTo walk, and pass our long love's day.Thou by the Indian Ganges' sideShould'st rubies find; I by the tideof Humber would complain."Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress We crossed the Humber bridge mid-morning in October, the sun [...]
Nuneaton! The very name is redolent of exotic holidays on sun kissed beaches, laying on fine white coral sand and sipping cocktails beneath tropical sunsets. It is actually quite a pleasant little Midlands town, complete with quirky local museum in a lovely town centre park and a love, bordering on obsession, for their best-known novelist. [...]
In which I visit one of the country's foremost literary towns...
In which I discover a wilderness on my doorstep and possibly meet a celebrity...
In which I discover the ancient Saxon capital city...
In which I traverse the upper slopes of the South face of Lincoln High Street.
A walk around the London region of Bloomsbury, in which I find an interesting graveyard, get scowled at and fail to find tea.
In which Mrs. P and I have a lovely day out in the countryside.