16 May 2018

the mile of style - regent street

monopoly board

Recognise it? Looks empty, right? Believe me when I say it was just a lucky moment! This street is usually crowded with shoppers and people passing through. 

For the second of our 'Up your street' posts, which if you're new to the blog is our way of saying around the Monopoly board, we visit Regent Street - the mile of style!


2 May 2018

a blast of colour - ordinary shoreditch

street art

A Blast of Colour 

Look close enough, and you'll find it - sometimes it's obvious, in your face. Other times it's got to be found, up above, down below, to the right and to the left. It's often political, in your face, sometimes funny, occasionally for promotion. What are we talking about?

Street art, graffiti. 

Come to the district of Shoreditch in London, and you'll find plenty of it. Stunning works of art from some of the best street artists around. It's worth every second of time you can give to seeking them out, admire them, Instagram them. Welcome to Ordinary Shoreditch.

22 April 2018

last train to leighton buzzard

beyond the back garden

Who loves a steam train ride? The click-clack of the wheels on the tracks, the gentle puff, puffing as the train moves out of the station. The smoke, the nostalgia of the great days of steam! Well, looking at the smiles on our little one's faces, I know the answer to that question. 

It's a rainy bank holiday! Nothing new there then, and we're headed for a steam train ride. Probably because we couldn't think of anything else as the weather was rubbish! So we head to a little narrow gauge railway attraction on the edge of a Bedfordshire town. The Leighton Buzzard Railway.  

steam trains



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