Travel

Advent Thought For The Day: 6

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December 6th: Borders What horrible, divisive things borders are. Wars have been fought over them, walls and fences have been built to defend them […]

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Homeward Bound

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Before I left England for my trip to India and China I took the bold decision not to attempt blogging whilst I was away. […]

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In Search of the Surreal

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No visit to Cornwall is complete without a spot of plant shopping. The nurseries in the county I consider home are among the best […]

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The Magical Landscapes of Disneyland Paris

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  There is something especially delightful about going on a holiday that one hasn’t organised. Perhaps it’s the element of surprise, or the ability […]

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Launching ‘Project Dahlia’

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Having completed twenty five years service at John Lewis, ‘Partners’, as we are all known, are rewarded with six months paid leave. I will […]

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Nan Lian Garden, 南蓮園池, Hong Kong

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  “A classical garden in a modern city. serenity in the midst of urban hustle and bustle. Ingenious imitation of nature by man” The […]

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Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Hong Kong

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  Three cheers for British Airways! Why? Because without them charging £1000 more to travel on a Friday night versus a Saturday night, I […]

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Song Shan Sunset

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I’ve been away for over two weeks and the novelty is starting to wear off. Although I consider myself a sociable person, spending every […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Zephyranthes carinata 

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  Zephyranthes carinata : rosepink zephyr lily, pink rain lily, Indian crocus The parts of China I’m required to visit on my buying trips […]

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On The Moove

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I’m on the road again. Or rather I’m in the skies and generally racking-up the air miles. It’s buying season and there’s no rest […]

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All the Fun of the Fair

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  If you were wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been taking a short holiday. I’m having what’s fashionably referred to as a ‘staycation’, which […]

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