Last day in Oxford

Oxford Castle Since 1954 the two oldest parts of the castle have been Grade I listed buildings: the 11th-century motte with its 13th-century well-chamber, and the 11th-century St George’s tower with its crypt chapel and the 18th-century D-wing and Debtors’ Tower. The site is protected as a Scheduled Monument. The prison was closed in 1996 […]


Green Abbot The inner rubble cores of the walls of the many of the major buildings of the abbey still stand. The only parts of the Abbey Church that still exist are fragments of the piers of the central tower, together with parts of transepts, especially the south transept. In a range to the south […]

Didcot and East Hagbourne

Didcot Parkway Didcot Parkway is a railway station serving the town of Didcot in Oxfordshire, England. The station was opened as Didcot on 12 June 1844, and renamed Didcot Parkway on 29 July 1985 to reflect its role as a park and ride railhead. Christmas dinner! East Hagbourne is a village and civil parish about […]

Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. It lies 5 km (3 mi) from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. During the 1992 Winter Olympics, the Face de Bellevarde was the site of […]

Round up for the rest

With a video of Paul doing the water slide. Download video: MP4 format | Ogg format | WebM format

Retreat at the top!


“I so want a go! And they actually ski after!”

The best Chocolat Chaud

“The best Chocolat Chaud, in Les Arcs @ La Caverne”