Category Archives: England

In search of Roman footsteps

My stories to date have almost exclusively covered those parts of Europe outside British shores, so in an attempt to redress the balance a little, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of England’s past and present, which I hope will make you consider a trip to our shores. Our flight two weeks ago took […]

A walk in the woods…

How time flies! It is hard to imagine that a year has gone by since I wrote about Halloween, and the celebrations of All Saints and All Souls. Well, a year did go by, and the lights in our hand-carved pumpkin went out late last night, after the busiest Halloween night I can ever remember. […]

Ghosts and Ghouls, Saints and Souls

I wonder if you have packed away the pumpkin yet and cleared all those cob-webs from your ceiling that decorated that all-time great Halloween Party… Or did you try hard to ignore this autumn festival, thinking it is an Americanism that shouldn’t be encouraged? I have to own up right here and now that we […]