Category Archives: Britian

Thursday Doors – East Calder

Still in Scotland for this week’s Thursday Doors and I really feel at home here. The countryside reminds me a lot of Ireland but the villages are quite different. Most of the town houses in Ireland are painted and maybe … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Linlithgow

The weather has been lovely in this part of Scotland over the past few days, ideal for exploring the area in search of castles, ruins and of course, doors. I featured the ruined palace at Linlithgow a couple of years … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Edinburgh

  I’m in East Calder, near Edinburgh for a few weeks, which is a great place to find some interesting Thursday Doors to post. Grandchild number five has arrived and I’ve left Mr. R. and The Gaffer to finish off … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Bristol

This week’s Thursday Doors photos were taken by one of our daughters while on a recent visit to her brother in Bristol in the UK. I asked her to look out for some interesting doors that I could feature on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Derry Again

I’m still in Derry for this week’s Thursday Doors and this was as high as I could go in the Tower Museum. The view from the rooftop is wonderful, with the River Foyle cutting through the city in the background. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors hails from Scotland this week. These photographs are from a trip I made to Edinburgh a few years ago, to visit family who live there. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to explore Edinburgh Castle but it’s the first … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in April

Four hundred years ago today, William Shakespeare passed away. April is a month that belongs to the Bard, a significant date is the twenty-third. Seeing as today, April 23rd, is the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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The Slum

Are you as tough as your ancestors? Would you like to find out firsthand what it was like to live in one of the slums of the Victorian era? Well, now’s your chance, thanks to BBC Two. Those ‘lucky’ enough to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

On a family visit to Northern Ireland over the holidays I noticed that quite a few doors were grey, matching the weather. When night drew in, the grey sky turned to a deep blue as Derry City’s lights came on. Thank you … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

My last post got me thinking on how criminals were dealt with in the past, particularly as I recently bought Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. I’ve been meaning to read this for such a long time as I’m interested in the psychology behind … Continue reading

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