Wandering through London

North of London’s centre for Lawyers is Lincoln’s Inn Fields one of London’s great public squares.

Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum

It’s where one of London’s oldest and nicest Museums, Sir John Soane’s Museum, is located. Despite the good weather I had a Continue reading “Wandering through London”

Sooty Falcon in Oman – Film

Oman is a destination for migratory birds during  Spring and Autumn. Some pass through, others like White Storks and Steppe Eagles overwinter in Oman using it as a food larder and return to breeding grounds to the north. But there are some that come to Oman and breed, and included in these is the Sooty Falcon in Oman, Falco concolor.

Sooty Falcon Falco concolor - Oman
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor – Oman

The Sooty Falcon is a medium-sized falcon with, as its name suggests, a colour that is a shade of grey, perhaps Continue reading “Sooty Falcon in Oman – Film”

Sunshine in Saffron Walden

Sunny weather made for a great visit to Saffron Walden, about 90kms north of central London. The town is some 1000 years old with evidence of older settlement dating from the Roman period (43-600AD).

St Mary the Virgin, Saffron Walden
St Mary the Virgin, Saffron Walden from Bridge End Gardens

The age of the town is reflected in its delightfully Continue reading “Sunshine in Saffron Walden”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April often includes outdoor.

There will often be a several day long Camel near Muscat; including the Ardha 2 man event.

Camel event Oman Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April
Camel event Oman

The races are in the morning, well before Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April”

Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said

Sultan Qaboos as well as being Oman’s Head of State is also the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign, Defence & Finance Minister. He has just appointed Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said

Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)
Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)

who is his cousin as Continue reading “Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said”