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A Watercolour Sunset Over Royd Moor, South Yorkshire

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I snapped this on my iPhone on the way to my other half’s parents in Penistone, South Yorkshire. I like it because the sky looks like a watercolour painting, with thick brushstrokes of amber, blue and grey. But look closer and … Continue reading

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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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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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The Weird and Wonderful Backstreet Cultural Museum In New Orleans

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This week we’re paying tribute to the weird and wonderful Backstreet Cultural Museum in New Orleans. Set in a former funeral parlour in Treme, this eclectic collection was curated by Sylvester Francis to document local African American traditions and includes … Continue reading

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Sunset Over The Alte Donau

“If the world comes to an end, I’m moving to Vienna where everything happens 50 years later,” the saying goes. Well I can testify that this particular scene – looking up the Alte Danube towards Leopoldsberg – has hardly changed … Continue reading

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Fishmonger At La Boqueria Food Market In Barcelona

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Back in the London Olympic year of 2012, there was another great sporting triumph – when Manchester City snatched the Premier League title from their rivals Manchester United with two late goals against QPR. What does this have to do … Continue reading

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Biking Around Beautiful Burgenland

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Straddling the Austrian-Hungarian border is the Neusiedlersee, the western-most steppe lake in Europe. The 315 square kilometre lake, known as Fertö in Hungary, and surrounding national parks are a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to a unique ecosystem and history. … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Washington DC

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC was intended to honour those killed or missing in action, without making a political statement. The memorial, designed by the then 21-year-old Maya Lin in 1981, chronologically lists the names of the 58,272 Americans who … Continue reading

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