Let’s have a quick look through the daily photos for June, shall we? There’s a bit of London, a few days of the Cotswolds, a sprinkle of the Purbecks and a whole load of Bournemouth. There’s an an obvious railway theme there too. Which is unsurprising, given my line of work. Ultimately, this collection of … Continue reading June


Mrs P and I like to get the biggest bang for our buck. We both know how to be economical. So, assuming that there would be little chance to escape our home shores until much later in the year, we bought ourselves a joint annual membership of the the Historic House Association. Normally £89 for … Continue reading HHA VFM ASAP

Cairo 2001

Twenty years ago, I went to Egypt with a friend. First stop was Cairo for a week, then Sharm el Sheikh for a few nights. It was hot, at times exceeding 45 degrees Celsius. My friend is a red head with freckles and he suffered. I love the heat, especially dry heat. But once it … Continue reading Cairo 2001