Monthly Archives: August 2015

Heather On The North York Moors

There’s something about the North York Moors that is magical. Barren, windswept and without a tree in sight, moorland is seemingly habitable for only the hardiest of creatures – predominantly sheep and grouse. Yet for just a short period each … Continue reading

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A Symbolic Sunset Over Havana

Last week, the US embassy in Havana opened for the first time in 54 years. It symbolised a major thawing in the distinctly frosty relations between the US and Cuba, themselves a stubborn hangover of Cold War politics. That’s the embassy … Continue reading

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Poems, Prayers And The Promise Of A Good Night’s Sleep In Hawnby, North Yorkshire

With such a big wide world out there, it’s easy to forget the beauty on your doorstep. But with the North York Moors just an hour or so drive away from my front door, it certainly would be foolish to … Continue reading

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On Safari In Sabi Sands, South Africa

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This week we’re on safari in South Africa. Back in 2009, four of us travelled to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. It is a private reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park and is particularly known for its leopards. There we saw … Continue reading

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The Lovely City Of Ljubljana

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Good things come in small packages, and nowhere is this more true than the delightful city of Ljubljana. With a population of under 300,000 and one of the prettiest riversides in Europe, the Slovene capital is perfect for wandering. It has a … Continue reading

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