A bike ride to Broxbourne

It’s about 16 miles by bike out to Broxbourne from where we live in east London – all along the canal towpath. It took about 2.5 hours on the way out and then fuelled by a pub lunch it took just under 2 hours to get back again. A lovely day for a bike ride.

Lights out at London Bridge

We were just hanging out drinking cider on the street in the heat when I noticed the light in the west. It mirrored the colours under London Bridge just perfectly. I’d brought my fancy new camera out but I’m still not sure how I’d do a panorama. iPhone to the rescue!

Leatherback turtles!

These amazing little turtles hatched while we were swimming in the sea. Thankfully I’d bought my new camera down to the beach with me. Unfortunately I’d had a couple of Caribs already, it was raining and I got a bit confused with my settings at times. Considering how tiny they were they seemed to move…

Going back in time with my mum

This past weekend would have been my grandmother’s 100th birthday as well as my mum and dad’s 40th wedding anniversary. It felt like the perfect weekend to go back in time. My mum was born in London and brought up in NW3 and NW6. When my brothers moved to London they chose West Hampstead and…

Peace and quiet in Delhi…? No really

There was a certain symmetry about finishing our trip in Delhi, and we were a lot better prepared for what must be one of the craziest cities on the planet. We flew back on the Thursday morning and I was really keen to listen to the qawwali singing at Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Aulia that evening. At…

It seems I have become an Indian tourist!

Finally, I can understand what it is to be an Indian tourist. We’d decided to venture down to Kanniyakumari – the southernmost point of India – and were looking forward to watching the sun set over three oceans at once. It wasn’t nearly as romantic as it sounds! The ocean was grey and choppy, there…