By Land

A Day by the Sea

We bid farewell to Avril and Peter and boarded the train bound for Suffolk. We were looking forward to a few days with friends Danielle and Andy at their home near Woodbridge. Andy and I have been friends since we met in the early Eighties. Andy was living in Hong Kong and I had just …

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Today, let’s talk about the Jazz/Rock group from the Seventies, known for such hits as “Spinning Wheel” and “You made me so very happy”. Just kidding. We’re talking about one of the most accomplished men of the Twentieth Century, Sir Winston Churchill. His actual quote is, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, …

Divorced, Beheaded, Died…

…Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. If you’d gone to school in England rather than wasting your time elsewhere, you’d recognize this short rhyme as describing the fate of the six wives of Henry the Eighth. Today, between rain squalls, we had a look at Hever Castle, home of Beheadee #1, Anne Boleyn. The interior of the castle …