Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
In the days when Anglo-Saxons ruled England, November was called ‘Wint-monath’ or wind-month, as this was when the first serious winter storms usually started, ushering in a period reckoned to last until signs of spring the following March.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
STANDING FOUR-SQUARE AT THE far end of Great Pulteney Street, and easily visible from the shops on Pulteney Bridge, is a handsome building (above) that dates from 1796. It is set in the green surrounds of Sydney Pleasure Gardens, and was built originally as a social gathering spot for the smart set of Regency-period Bath. Today it’s open to all as the home of the Holburne Museum of Art.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
AIR FANS, YOU WILL WANT TO WATCH THIS VIDEO for here's the aviation equivalent of a Tesla electric car.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
THROUGH NEWSREEL FOOTAGE AND ADVERTS OF THE TIME here is an affectionate look at the way we were in the 1950s: how we dressed, how we laughed, even how we went on vacation.
Monday, May 9, 2016
FROM SPACE, OUR WORLD blazes at night with the electric intensity of human activity, a direct visualization of the towns and cities where we live. And this new IMAX movie shows some all too brief glimpses of the British Isles, and England.
Friday, May 6, 2016
IF YOU LIKE VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CARS then the biennial Churchill Vintage and Classic Car Show is a must-go day out. It is held on the wide sweep of Churchill’s village green in the Cotswolds, not far from Oxford. The 2016 event, on Sunday, June 5, promises to be as good as ever.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY lies just outside the city centre, on nearby Headington Hill. Our evening restaurant treat there was to sample ‘Feast in the Forest,’ a three course meal focused on the sorts of food you might find in the woodlands of England.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
THE CREATORS OF AN INNOVATIVE new concept in sky rides are planning a new visitor attraction for the Roman city of Bath.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
BUNGAY IS A MARKET TOWN in East Anglia, nestling mostly in a loop of the meandering River Waveney (above). As seen today, the town is a quiet haven of tranquillity, but back in the 16th century, things were very different.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
CARAVANS? LOVE 'EM OR HATE 'EM but the season started at Easter for English caravanners to take to the roads.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
MILLIONS OF MINIS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED by the assembly plant at Cowley, on the outskirts of the university city of Oxford. And the latest Mini concept ought be the most exciting of them all.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
JANE AUSTEN WROTE ABOUT CROMER in her 1815 novel Emma like this, “…You should have gone to Cromer, my dear, if you went anywhere. Perry was a week at Cromer once, and he holds it to be the best of all the seabathing places."