Category Archives: Travel Logs

#Nature’s Treat: #Birmingham Botanic Gardens in Beautiful Bloom

I am a big fan of Nature, and by extension most living things that Mother Nature nurtures and nourishes. During my school years in China, we had no computers, iPods and whatever gadgets children these days are bombarded with. I … Continue reading

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A Historical Tour de #Belgium: #Bruges, #OstendAtlanticWalls and #Ypres

Following John’s post Remembering Great Granddad George, I am filling in some gaps and sharing a few more pictures of our ‘expedition’ to our European cousins. Yes, I have wanted to visit Bruges for quite sometime, long before I saw the … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Granddad George – Four Co-incidences

by John Kirk My great-grandfather, George Gittos, died on April 16th 1918 during the Battle of Paschendaele near Ypres in Belgium. I once went out with a girl, Marie-Claude from Lille which is less than an hour from Ypres. On … Continue reading

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Tracing the Footsteps of My Literary Hero #ThomasHardy Along The Rolling Dorset Hills

Beeny Cliff March 1870 – March 1913 O the opal and the sapphire of that wandering western sea, 
 And the woman riding high above with bright hair flapping free –
 The woman whom I loved so, and who loyally … Continue reading

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