Gallery: summertime and the livin’ …
As we head into what our weather forecasters are calling an ‘unprecedented heatwave’ in south east England (temperatures predicted to top 40F for the first time ever), my main thought at the moment is how to stay cool. OK, not cool; that may prove impossible! But at least, not too hot!
Gallery: I must go down to the seas again
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield, Sea-Fever
Gallery: not just any day!
In recent years I’ve been fortunate to celebrate my birthday in a number of different places. A memorable day in Ecuador visiting Cotopaxi, which was somewhat spoiled by an attack of altitude sickness! An even more memorable one in Ranthambore National Park in India, where a guide promised to find me a birthday tiger – and did! A day spent travelling to the Atacama in Chile, one of my dream destinations. A number of birthdays in Paris, including my 40th when my husband surprised me with a weekend visit. And…
Gallery: a walk along Brighton’s prom and pier
What do you think of when you imagine a traditional British seaside resort? My guess is that Brighton would have pretty much everything on your list.
Gallery: colourful beach huts in Whitstable and Broadstairs
Brightly coloured beach huts are a quintessential part of the British seaside. Along with ice cream, sandcastles, fish and chips and the unpredictable weather they evoke childhood memories for many of us of summer by the sea.