Did you know Samuel Pepys, the famous London diarist visited Bristol in the 17th century? No neither did I. However when Pepys visited in 1668 as part of his work as a naval clerk he was very impressed with the city calling it a second London.Continue reading “17th Century Bristol a walk with Samuel Pepys”
Happy new year.
I am excited to find out what a new decade will bring. Since 2010 we have gained two new daughter in laws, two grandchildren and a new cat. Having been an only child I love being part of a larger family.
I have also started the next stage of my life. I retired from work at the age of 65 almost three years ago and now have time for new interests including blogging. One of the unexpected bonuses from this has been making cyber friends around the world. It is fun getting your newsletters and sharing the events large and small of your daily lives. Continue reading “Clevedon A Broadchurch walk”
Castle Coombe in Wiltshire is the sort of English village that appears on jigsaws, calendars and Christmas cards. After being chosen as England’s prettiest village it was used as the setting for Dr Doolitle starring Rex Harrison. More recently it was used as a location by Spielberg in his film Warhorse and in the film Wolfman
Every district of London has its own identity. From upmarket Chelsea to the more working class areas of the East End. Southwark which as its name suggests is on the South bank of the river Thames was long seen as a rather disreputable area, home to theatres such as Shakespeare’s globe, the clink a notorious medieval prison and the barber surgeons of St. Thomas hospital.