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Mijas, Marbella & Malaga

January 8th, 2022
Mijas is a delightful village with whitewashed houses hidden in the Andalusian hills but only a twenty minute drive from the sea. As we arrive the sun is shining and the drab, wet and cold English climate we have left seems a distant memory. I walk back from the local indoor market pulling my trolley full of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, bread, cheeses, milk and ham. I need the trolley as the streets are quite hilly. The locals bid me with a welcoming 'hola' as I pass them in the street. The adventure of discovering a new place has begun. read more

The delights of the Suffolk coast

September 21st, 2020
Suffolk is a beautiful county with gentle hills, unspoiled heather land, wild forests, a delightful coastline and a rich history. Places such as Southwold and Aldeburgh are relatively well known but Walberswick, Dunwich, Minsmere and Thorpeness are hidden gems. read more

The heart of England – the Cromford Canal

August 16th, 2020
What is special about British canals? Is the charming village of Cromford in Derbyshire in the North of England or the Midlands? Well for me and someone who lives in Nottingham and a forty minute drive away from Cromford it is definitely in the Midlands. In the Canal and River Trust in their brilliant little book 'coolcanals Walks' Cromford Canal is under the heading North of England. In a simple but graphic statement the canal's landscape sums up what is the heart of England, although equally beguiling canal towpaths can also be found in Wales and Scotland. read more

Finch, Chimps & Mushy Bees

April 7th, 2020
An evening of Stories and drawing featuring the story 'Finch, Chimps & Mushy Bees' and performed at the Penguin Club, Belper. Watch the video here by clicking on read more and on the following page click on 'here'. read more

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