16 March 2018

time to discover amazing england

Can you smell it? That slight whiff of the blossom floating on the wind? Lovely isn't it? Spring is my favourite season, the flowers are starting to raise their heads, life is returning to our gardens and fields. The weather is starting to warm up (although we're due another blast of cold air!)  

In the final post of our special week of travel inspiration, we head home, delving into what makes England a fantastic country to explore. Just another ordinary week? Nah! 


14 March 2018

into inspiring india


India is a country that provides photographic gems, experiences and taste sensations for any that seek to find it. In the second of our 'Just Another Ordinary Week' series, we delve a little deeper into the magic this country conjures up. 


12 March 2018

uncovering awesome japan

ordinary japan
Japan is a country that will delight and inspire in equal measure. No matter where you are, whether in one of the big cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or Sapporo or somewhere in the mountains, there will be something to entertain the inquisitive explorer.

We start the "Just Another Ordinary Week" delving into this incredible country and just some of the extraordinary things you will see.  


28 February 2018

searching for stones

Blimey, it's cold enough to freeze your... (insert own word here)

Forgive me for starting this way, but as an Eastern blast of cold air and snow hits the UK, so-called 'The Beast of the East', I decide to go out and look for stones. Good timing! 

As it transpires, the weather was great, if a little cold and I discovered I'm useless at finding things! Utterly useless. There was me thinking the challenge of seeking out some painted rocks in and around our village would be easy! Was it heck! 



14 February 2018

ordinary india

If there is ever a place where 'ordinary' is the completely wrong word choice, then India may well be that place. India is a country that is not ordinary, from its landscape to its people. From the constant honk, honking of cars horns and the rickshaws and taxis driving up the wrong side of the road to the incredible food, this is a country that is; extraordinary


31 January 2018

riding the metropolitan line

Into Metroland

Up and down, up and down, day in day out! Same seat, same faces (mostly), same miserable feeling (optional). Made all the worse when there's a signal failure. In which case you get frustrated, angry and fed-up!

For all that negativity, the Metropolitan line continues to serve millions of people each year (around 60 million journeys a year), taking them from some of the UK's most spectacular countryside areas and towns towards the centre of London. 

Love it or hate it! This is an underground line with an incredible history, unusual places to visit and convenient stops. Should you be heading to the big city anytime soon, there is every chance you will ride on it. Riding the Metropolitan line, let us take a moment to celebrate it! 

London Underground


19 January 2018

travel trumps guide to tring

Another year, another chance to get out and nosey around the area. Travel Trumps are back! We're heading to the Chiltern Hills once more for our latest edition and another small market town.

This place has an unlikely association with one of London's major museums: Natural History Museum. It's a place that brews great beer and is fantastic for bird watching or going for a gentle stroll. Welcome to Tring.


5 January 2018

exploring in the land of the rising sun

So how was the new year's celebrations for you? Full of alcoholic mayhem or was it a peaceful entry into 2018? Whichever way you celebrated it's time to move on and get into gear, ready for the challenges the new year will bring. Talking of the new year, we kick it off with a new ordinary series, this time celebrating all that is ordinary in Japan. 



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