roaming the streets of English towns – part 2 of 2

Before my one-week stay with Joan in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire was out we explored a few more places around the region. Sedgefield (19.03.2015) It was a lovely sunny day when we stopped at Sedgefield town, County Durham, for lunch at a cosy little tea house before continuing our journey to Durham. It was the first…

roaming the streets of English towns – part 1 of 2

After spending a week with my good friend Cecilia in Farnborough, Hampshire and a weekend with another old friend Victor in Gloucestershire (I will blog separately the amazing time I spent wandering in Victor’s impressive garden and green house), I took the train up north to meet up with Joan in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. The…

from tropical heat to fresh spring air

When I started to feel physically and mentally tired after work often and my sinus pain was becoming very regular and a nuisance due to work related stresses, I knew it was time to plan a holiday. It has been almost 9 years since I was last in the United Kingdom and as I still…