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…

Chasing Ghosts: Birth of the Kellie Saga

Based on what we were up to, one would expect a “Booooo! Instead of the”Mooooo!” we got as a greeting when we pulled into Kellas Estate located in the rural district of Dallas, Scotland. “You’d really look good on my plate right now … a nice juicy steak!” exclaimed an exasperated Terence as we passed…

Down Penny Lane

I grew up in the 70’s listening to the music of the Beatles being played on my father’s Lenco turntable. Among these was Penny Lane which depicted the road and neighbourhood that John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up in. The sights, sounds and characters were particularly familiar to Paul McCartney who used to meet…

Haunt Hunting

A house on Green Street, Brimsdown, Enfield, England attracts those curious enough to go off the beaten track in search of a bit of thrill and mystery. This house is famous for apparent poltergeist activity that took place in the late 70s, also known as the Enfield haunting. It is about 45 minutes out of…