Cirque Surreal – Circus at its Best

We had the privilege of attending the opening night of the amazing Cirque Surreal at the Trafford Centre, Manchester last…

Who were the Knights Templars Anyway?

As an undergraduate, I fell in love with the Knights Templars and when I lecture on the topic of the…

How to Survive the Viva

I wrote this article some time ago. It was a piece I had written within weeks of surviving my Viva!…

How Do We Define the Middle Ages?

We know that the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years. Although opinions differ, this period…

Top 10 Things to do Around John O’ Groats

Late this summer we fulfilled a lifelong ambition of ours. To visit John O’Groats in Scotland. Prior to our visit,…

The Village of Portmeirion

If you’ve never heard of the village of Portmeirion, you’re not alone. Until recently I’d never heard of this hidden…

Butlins, Minehead. Summer Family Road Trip. Part 1

The first week of August saw the first of our summer road trips. We embark on road trips in the…