The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

The Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon is a remarkable building and has stood here for over 600 years. Built around 1400 it served Shaftesbury Abbey collecting the tithes of the local farmers. It stands next to the Kennet and Avon Canal, and so if you're walking or cycling on the Sustrans Route 4, it's … Continue reading The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

Trevi Fountain

A Brief Tour of Italy

In May 2016 I had the pleasure of going on a grand tour of Italy by coach. The tour company Legers is well known in the UK for their coach tours and never having done such a tour before it was like going into the unknown. This trip is called a 'Taste of Italy' and is … Continue reading A Brief Tour of Italy

Walking in Jersey Channel Islands and stunning coastal scenery

Walking in Jersey, Channel Islands

Walking in Jersey is a real delight with its beautiful coastline and hidden countryside gems. Although the island is quite small (9 by 5 miles) it is packed with things to see and places to safely walk. The north coast is known for its cliff top walks, lovely bays and coves to explore. The west … Continue reading Walking in Jersey, Channel Islands

Isola Bella Italy - Panorama Photo

Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island

Isola Bella (lit. Beautiful Island) sits in the wonderful waters of Lago (Lake) Maggiorre, North Italy. It is 400 metres from the shoreline of the lovely town of Stresa. Isola Bella is a very small island just some 320 metres long by 400 metres wide but don't let the size fool you. It is an … Continue reading Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island