Category Archives: Days out

Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

Amazing how you can live in London for your entire life, yet still constantly discover new things you’d never seen or heard of before. Back in October I attended a ceremony at the Cross Bones Graveyard, an unconsecrated burial ground … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard, London

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 A short walk away from London Bridge, on Redcross Way, lies the Cross Bones Graveyard.  An unconsecrated burial ground, it contains the remains of thousands of people shunned by society.  Many of them were prostitutes (often … Continue reading

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Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Sunday 6th October 2013 Toilets: outside the Naze Tower We went on a field trip to Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, to look at cliff erosion and management issues.  It was the first weekend in October yet the weather was absolutely beautiful.  I … Continue reading

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Camley Street Natural Park, London

Sunday 12th May 2013 Camley Street Natural Park was created in 1984, on land formerly occupied by a coal yard in the industrial area of King’s Cross.  When development of the area was proposed in 1982, a local wildlife group … Continue reading

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Frognerseteren, Oslo

Friday 28th December 2012 Frognerseteren is a neighbourhood in Western Oslo.  There are forests where people go skiing and sledging, and there’s a lovely restaurant in a beautiful building near the top of the hill. This afternoon we had a … Continue reading

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Mushroom picking on Hampstead Heath

Saturday 15th September 2012 Every year in August, we go blackberry picking.  On a couple of occasions, we have been out picking sloes in October.  There are a few other edible plants I’d feel confident about picking in the wild, … Continue reading

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Corfe Castle, Dorset

Sunday 3rd June 2012 Toilets: Corfe Castle Station; numerous pubs and cafes; model village (in their cafe, before paying to go in); castle; Swanage Station. We took advantage of the extra-long bank holiday to get away to the seaside, taking … Continue reading

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Røros, Norway

Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd December 2011 On Wednesday we took a train from Trondheim to Røros, which took about two and a half hours.  Røros is an ex-mining town, with many people still living in buildings that are hundreds … Continue reading

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Trondheim, Norway

Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st December 2011 We’re staying in Oslo for a couple of weeks.  On Monday afternoon we flew up to Trondheim to visit some friends.  At 63°25′ North, it was the furthest north I’d ever been.  Two … Continue reading

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The Pergola and Hill Garden on Hampstead Heath

One of the most amazing things about living in London is that you can live here for your entire life, yet still keep discovering new places.  A few years ago, I accidentally discovered the Pergola and Hill Garden on Hampstead … Continue reading

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