Category Archives: Travel

The Jazz Singer and her Husband’s Tale

Music means so much to me.  Next to travel, it is the thing that keeps me going when I am stuck “in some unforgiving place“, perhaps far away from where I want to be. It is amazing how different kinds … Continue reading

Posted in Over Stowey, Somerset | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

To Kill a Swan

What inspires or forces people to do something that they would not ordinarily do – or even to make the choice to do it?  This was the thought that occurred to me, just when I had thought that the blogging … Continue reading

Posted in Over Stowey, Somerset | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Coming to Canterbury

It was with mixed feelings that I finally found my way to Canterbury, following a double decker in, and rather than on one.    Still, I had managed to move on from the quirky romance of only going by double decker … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canterbury, Chaucer, Jerusalem, Pilgrimages, Travel, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Little Less Conversation?

It seems to me, from my return to these English roads less travelled, that there are less and less places where you can meet  travellers. The charm for me, back in the day, was in being able to compare notes on a place, have a … Continue reading

Posted in Rochester | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A Right Royal Mess

In search of what, I was no longer sure, but before leaving Rochester, I had one stop-off to check out. That was to compare the coaching inn there that shares the same name as the one in Dartford (The Royal … Continue reading

Posted in Canterbury, Rochester, Winchester | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Caught Out In Getting To Canterbury

Computer says “No”, was pretty much the answer that I got from the Tourist Information Centre at Rochester about buses that go from there to Canterbury.  They couldn’t even tell me where to connect at all to get there.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, Rochester | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Spiritual Healer’s Tale

So, in swinging into the spirit of the occasion of The Dickens Festival, I stayed at The Gordon Hotel, right on the main drag of Rochester where the Dickens parade takes place on the Saturday morning. The evening before the parade, while dining … Continue reading

Posted in Rochester | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment