Kefalonia – and a life or death moment

Vast sweeping mountains, pastel villages crowded around natural harbours, surrounded by tree covered hills that reach out with arms of hardened rock to protect the inhabitants within.  Isolated and secluded emerald watered bays provide playgrounds where suntanned tourists swim from white sparkling yachts with wine and picnics on-board.  A shiny capital that boasts a stunning… Continue reading Kefalonia – and a life or death moment

Hampton Court Palace, early morning in Black & White

I have posted the odd pic of Hampton Court Palace along the way, but normally when the sun is up and the light is good, the crowds are there, and it is swarming with people.  I decided to stip off this morning on my early morning bike ride.  It's a cloudy morning and the sun… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace, early morning in Black & White

Greece – further adventures in the Ionian

So after my first trip to the Ionian Islands I had been captured by the beauty and the serenity of both the country and the people I had found. My first thought that following summer was to return, and that I did, with my girlfriend at the time. And then I went back again and… Continue reading Greece – further adventures in the Ionian

Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

So I took another of my walks today, heading down to the North Downs way and following a circular route out of Tilford.  The route took me through a variety of different environments, and does a nice pass of the picturesque Waverley Abbey, which was the first Cistercian abbey in England.  It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. … Continue reading Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

My favorite challenge is the Friendly Friday challenge, hosted alternately by The Snow Melts Somewhere, and Amanda at Something to Ponder About, this week with Snow, who has given the challenge of 'stay in your comfort zone'. I've had a good think about this one, and am going to start with two of my real… Continue reading Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone