Norfolk Broads, England

In what seems to have become an annual August bank holiday event, Nicola and I packed the MG full of camping equipment and left London before dawn, headed for the fresh air and open roads of the countryside. This year, to Norfolk. We were headed towards a charming little place called Hickling, where our friends Heidi-Lee and Chris had already set up camp the previous … Continue reading Norfolk Broads, England

Devon and Cornwall, England

A few months ago I bought a classic car. A 1974 MGB GT, to be exact. It’s blue, with¬†chrome bumpers, wire wheels and a sunroof and I think it’s brilliant. The real question, however, is whether the MG would be brilliant enough to make it down to Cornwall on Friday, along steep coastal roads, and back to London in time for work on Monday morning. … Continue reading Devon and Cornwall, England

9 things not to miss in Kew Gardens, London

Officially the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this is one of the best places to visit in London, as well as being one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. But time is precious; what should you see when visiting for a day? 1. The Hive Go inside this incredible human beehive, with lights and sounds simulating the activities of bees in a real … Continue reading 9 things not to miss in Kew Gardens, London