Arabia at the London Book Fair 2018

Tulips under a male Date Palm, just off Kensington High Street in London,

Date Palm - London
Date Palm – London

set the tone for a mix of Continue reading “Arabia at the London Book Fair 2018”

London Book Fair 2018

The offer for me to fill the vacant Presidential seat naturally got turned down,

The President is Missing – London Book Fair
The President is Missing – London Book Fair

though I guess the new book by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ‘The President is Missing’ will Continue reading “London Book Fair 2018”

Pilgrimage to Walsingham with Jasper Jacob

East of King’s Lynn we travelled along the coast

King's Lynn Town Hall and Trinity Guildhall
King’s Lynn Town Hall and Trinity Guildhall

which leads to numerous Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Walsingham with Jasper Jacob”

Cambridge and King’s Lynn England

After all the snow and freezing weather, it was great to travel up to Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

Kettles Yard Cambridge
Kettle’s Yard Cambridge

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge re-opened in early Continue reading “Cambridge and King’s Lynn England”

Oman outstrips the UK with 4G speed and availability.

In a new report – Long-Term Evolution (LTE) November 2017 by opensignal.com – the state of some of the world’s 4G services was covered.

4G availability
4G availability

4G availability was 96.69% in South Korea (as a proportion of time actual users have access to 4G rather than simple geographic coverage). Oman achieved Continue reading “Oman outstrips the UK with 4G speed and availability.”

An English Summer Weekend

Almost perfect weather for cycling got me out into the English countryside of East Anglia where Classic Cars were on show

Biking through the English Summer
Biking through the English Summer

and the Thaxted Morris Men and Continue reading “An English Summer Weekend”

Wallace Collection and Daunt Books

Just north of crowded Oxford Street in London is probably the most opulent single collection of decorative arts in Britain, the Wallace Collection in Hertford House.

Hertford House - London
Hertford House – London

Gifted to Britain by Lady Wallace in 1897, the collection was Continue reading “Wallace Collection and Daunt Books”

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”

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 Roads are better than Britain’s says report

With a Tax spend towards car transport of GBPound33Billion the United Kingdom still lags behind countries in The Gulf in terms of their repair state

Muscat Nizwa Road Oman
Muscat Nizwa Road Oman

with the UAE rated as Continue reading “Oman’s Roads are better than Britain’s says report”

Destinations Show 2017

Chilly weather and disruptions on some tube services didnt seem to have made a dent in the attendance for the Destinations Show,

Destinations Show
Destinations Show

the Business to Consumer holiday exhibition,  in Continue reading “Destinations Show 2017”

Old and New in London

With time to check-out the sights of London as well as listen to the talks at the RGO I wandered the streets.

St Bartholomew the Great Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst
St Bartholomew the Great Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst

In 900year old church of St Bartholomew the Great they Continue reading “Old and New in London”