Delights of the South Coast

Dartmoor Barn and Bridge © 2015 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

Talk to the English about Dorset and Devon and you invariably get the response “it is lovely down there”. After visiting I agree wholeheartedly. The combination of beautiful towns and cities, desolate moors, and picturesque coastline give a variety not … Continue reading

Incredible Iceland

The Aurora in Hofn © 2015 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

The big decision now for Kate’s birthdays are where shall we go to celebrate? Last year we drank port in Portugal and this year we went to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. As the title of our Blog suggests, … Continue reading

Summer in Somerset

Portishead Sculptures © 2014 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

I thought I’d be writing this post from back in New Zealand as we were looking like we were headed home after a rather fruitless couple of months job hunting in the UK. We had our flights back all booked … Continue reading

The Charming Cotswolds

Sunset at Edwards College, South Cerney, England © 2014 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

It would be hard to find anywhere in the world with the rural rustic charm of the Cotswolds. Last year we visited Bath and I thought this area of South West England was beautiful but the Cotswolds step things up … Continue reading

The Wild and Wonderful West

Resting on the Cornwall Cliffs © 2014 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

In our previous trips to the UK we hadn’t made it to the Southwest of England and Wales, this trip we rectified this serious omission! Let me start by saying Cornwall is a stunning place to visit. The rugged coastline, … Continue reading

ANZAC Day on the Western Front

Veterans marching to Menin Gate © 2014 Tony Calvert. All rights reserved.

Anzac Day is a special and emotional day for New Zealanders and Australians. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign (Gallipoli) that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It … Continue reading