January. It’s a tricky month, isn’t it. On the one hand a clean slate, blank page of a month. And on the other, after all the indulgence and fuzzy feels of Christmas, a bit of a bucket of cold water. Traditionally, January is the month of forcing yourself into fitness, of self denial and lofty… Continue reading Library Love @ The Lit & Phil Newcastle
In a scenic spot on Salisbury Plain, sits a little church. The church, or at least parts of it, date back to the 12th century and its five-pinnacle tower can be seen from just about all points in the village that nestles around it.So far, so unremarkable. This is, after all, Wiltshire. The ground is… Continue reading Imber Village, Salisbury Plain.
Yes, as the title suggests, this is a whole blog post about a tunnel. Stay with me, this is more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Not just a means from A to B, this is a civil engineering wonder of its time, a true piece of Hamburg heritage and an attraction in its own… Continue reading The Old Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg.
Living in Germany as an army wife has been- still is- quite the adventure. In fact, we liked living in Germany so much that, having left for a two-year posting to the UK, we came back for more. Being part of the British Forces Germany (BFG) community has been a real experience with enough fun… Continue reading Exhibition: The British in Westphalia
Guilty Pleasures. We all have them, right? I have loads. Including but not limited to: watching reruns of Diagnosis Murder and Judge Judy, adding extra salt to Pickled Onion Monster Munch and drinking Snowballs. Not always at the same time, although that sounds like a pretty good night in to me. Towards the end of… Continue reading Centre Parcs : My Guilty Pleasure Break
Potts disease, Consumption, White Plague…all names Tuberculosis has been known by throughout history. Call it what you will, by the end of the 19th century this merciless and rampaging disease was a huge issue for the health authorities of Berlin. The modern medical minds of the time believed that treatment and recovery would be best… Continue reading Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.
Blog post about my visit to the Steinwache Museum of Resistance & Persecution in Dortmund. Housed in a former Gestapo Prison, this museum is educational and thought provoking.