Boudica

She lives in London at the end of Westminster bridge closest to the Big Ben end.   She is magnificent. Boudica, (or Boadicea through the Victorian era),  was Queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe. She is flanked by her 2 daughters in this sculpture (but they are not visible in most of my pictures).  She lived 25… Read More Boudica

Travel Stories

Upon return from travel, people say to me, “I want to hear all about your trip sometime”. I have found this is not actually the case. The Travel Story What they want is a distilled answer. Top one or two experiences in 10 words or less. Just the name of the towns; not much detail… Read More Travel Stories

Holy Toledo!

Wednesday 17th May. Today I went to Toledo. I caught the train from Madrid’s Atocha station for €20 return & 33 minutes each way. Outside the Toledo station, I turned right, walked along to the bus stop, passing the lady selling hop on hop off tickets and jumped on the local bus. It was €1.30 for a… Read More Holy Toledo!

Joyous

The patterns formed quickly. For the first week, when I arrived at my accommodation from walking the best part of the day, I would have a thumping migraine headache. I would close the curtains, peel everything off, shower and hop into bed with what I needed pulled around me to arms reach. My day bag, my… Read More Joyous