Looking Good, Feeling Fit? June 1st 2021 The celebrated author, Bill Bryson, described Durham in glowing terms. "I thought it was perfect when I first saw it - I still think so now" were the words he used. "The city of Durham is an intensely beautiful and historic place. There is so much history there but what makes it so special is that it appreciates that history - it looks after it and does positive things with it". Bryson stumbled up ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info