It’s good to be inspired. I recently attended Destinations & Travel show, at Olympia.
This was my first visit to the Destinations and Travel show . I will definately go again. I found it was interesting listening to Nicholas Crane speak at The Stamford Writers stage about how he researched and wrote his latest book. Most people will have seen him on the BBC series Coast. He was an impressive speaker. His talk covered about 5,000 years in 40 minutes. Not an easy task.
The making of The British Landscape
Guardian review 30/09/ 2016 (extract from The Making of The British Landscape)
“The first “little ice age” hit around 6700BC. About 500 years later, a huge North American lake broke through its dam and dumped such a huge amount of fresh water into the Atlantic that the Gulf Stream shut down. Temperatures plummeted, trees died, sea water pushed into rivers and Britain’s landscape changed again. Only 200 years later – a geological blink – a tsunami crashed over Doggerland. Britain became an island and isolated”-
Exploring the British Isles and beyond
Finding further inspiration to get out and explore the island that I live on.
Julie Bradbury has a current show on ITV, where she walks along some of the most picturesque landscapes in Britain. Her walks are always on a perfect summer’s day! Interesting & picturesque without being excessively long or difficult. See below for the link to the fabulous Julia Bradbury.http://www.theoutdoorguide.co.uk/
Getting to know Lewes and the surrounding areas.
I may not have a team of experts behind me but that’s not going to stop me having a go. I’m getting better organised than ever. Considering my previous chaotic existence this is quite an achievement. !
A friend from the South Bank Ramblers Group came along with me on a bleak mid winter’s day. I wasn’t sure where to start and had a few maps with ideas, but opted just to go the tourist office in the high street.http://www.lewes.gov.uk/tourism/
We kept it short as it was freezing we did a return from Lewes to the foot of Glynde and back again, then a brief walk around the town to the castle. We were rewarded with a fantastic vegetarian breakfast.
Laporte’s a French Café /Wholefood shop in Lansdowne Place Lewes. (Sadly closed down shortly after this post)
It really was the bleakest of days. We stopped to have a swift half while waiting for the train. The pub is a five-minute walk from the railway station.
We walked over the bridge, where I noticed the cloud parted slightly, the glowing full moon in the day time sky glimmered like a jewel.
I frantically struggled to switch my phone on & then the same clouds closed like a pair of curtains! If you look very carefully by enlarging the picture you will see a bright white cloud, closing back over the moon.!
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