Bath’s Oldest Pub: The Saracens Head

Peek into Bath’s Oldest Pub – The Saracen’s Head which is mentioned in Charles Dicken’s book The Pickwick Papers.

Set-Jetting: West Bay, Dorset.

Like my previous post on Port Isaac in Cornwall, West Bay in Dorset, England was hardly on our list of travel destinations until one lazy afternoon of Netflixing which got us hooked on British crime drama ‘Broadchurch’. The intriguing twists and plot got us hooked on the series and the fictitious town of Broadchurch which…

Walking Trails: Port Isaac Circular Trail, Cornwall

Blame the rude doctor for our foray into the Cornish countryside where irate residents would exclaim – Ooooooh! Doc Martin! With a little bit of an eye-roll before they give directions to lost visitors. Yes, we were set-jetting through Port Isaac, the filming location for TV series Doc Martin in which the fishing village is…

Summer Walk: Oldfield Park, Bath

Bright summer blooms on a pleasant morning walk to & from the Church of Our Lady & St Alphege in Oldfield Park, Bath (Somerset) for Sunday mass.

Christmas in Locked Down London

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…minus many traditions. The pandemic has caused the cancellation of traditional Christmas markets, events and celebrations in many parts of the UK. Christmas decorations are up along what is usually the busy shopping district – Oxford Street in London, but the crowd is sparse and most shops –…

The Roman Baths – finally!

On my first visit to the UK in 2009, time constraints and a host of other distractions resulted in us missing the opening times of the Roman Baths. My late arrival in the UK this month for my MA Heritage Management course meant I missed another chance to visit the baths again, as it was…

Adventure In Uncertain Times

It’s been a while since my last post and since then I’ve moved more than 10,000 kilometres from my home in Kuala Lumpur amid a pandemic, and so much uncertainty. It was a mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting move. The decision was not one of the easiest ones. I started applying for my MA Heritage…