Category Archives: Trips

Super Japan phone cam fun: Yamazaki distillery

It’s exactly a year since Chris and I were in Osaka visiting my brother, which seems like a good time to assail you with the last of our Japanese photos. Lucky you. We stayed only five days in Japan (thanks, gainful employment!), … Continue reading

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Old Sarum

Continuing our Poorly Structured Tour of West Country Historic Sites, we went to Old Sarum. It’s amazing; if you go to see Stonehenge, make sure you stop here too! It’s best to check out aerial photos online before you go, so you … Continue reading

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Super Japan phone cam fun: Part two of many

Let the record show that I’ve had two x-rays in two weeks – I’m expecting my new superpowers to kick in any day now. I keep finding moths in the flat, so maybe that’s it. Mothra the Moth-Finder! I’ll learn to fly, … Continue reading

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Don’t leaf me this way

CALL ME CRAZY, but I really like autumn leaves. So last year I collected loads of fallen leaves* from Westonbirt Arboretum and pressed them in heavy books like a weird overgrown child. But now look! I’m sticking them in an album … Continue reading

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Super Japan phone cam fun

My phone is groaning with snippets of wobbly video from Japan, so I’ll post a few up here for the delight and entertainment of… well, probably just my mum. Hi mum! Here’s ten seconds in Osaka’s foodie Dotonbori district. Chris thought the … Continue reading

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Boats and cats and quilts better scurry

We had a week off and went up north to visit our relatives and harass their cats. In Palnackie, we walked to the port to look at the silted-in boats and mused that we could totally revive the World Flounder Tramping Championship … Continue reading

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Long barrow

A while ago, I got weirdly interested in long barrows, partly from reading too much Lord of the Rings, but mostly from seeing lots of signposts for them in the countryside around Bath. I had learned from Professor Google that … Continue reading

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