The Norfolk Broads – A Boating Resurgence?

Tranquil, relaxing and quintessentially British, a holiday on the Norfolk Broads has been the pleasure of the tourist for over a century. With growing evidence that holidaymakers are looking at alternatives to beach holidays in distant locations, is there a rise in the number seeking a boating experience on the Broads?

And is the hire boat industry, part of the region’s £600 million leisure economy, equipped to attract a new breed of customer?


Living With Disability

Richard Farrar was face down on the bottom of the swimming pool. He knew he could not move. Moments later, he was fighting for his life.

As he begins the preparations for his fiftieth birthday celebrations,  I talked with him and examined his journey from the brink of death.

From Flanders Fields To Buttonhole

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow – Between the crosses, row on row.”

 Every Remembrance Sunday citizens of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth unite in wearing a poppy.  But how did this humble wild flower get from the battle-torn fields of Northern Europe to our buttonholes?


Ramsgate – A Day In The Sun

I must confess to a rather boyish excitement as I arrived in Ramsgate yesterday. Work took me there, you understand, but the pleasure of another arrival in this famous Kent seaside town was undiminished. I was there to meet Harbour Master Robert Brown, the man in charge of Ramsgate’s historic Royal Harbour, who was going[…]

Amazing Milton Maize Maze

Through social media yesterday, I learned that today, Friday 15th July, 2016 was to be the start of a new season for the Milton Maize Maze team at Rectory Farm, Milton, Cambridge. I decided to take a look at the farm’s primary attraction. Rectory Farm, is conveniently located on the A10 just outside Milton. There[…]

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is celebrating its bi-centenary this year. An exhibition, in the building’s Octagon Gallery, charts its history from the death of its founder, Richard 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrrion in 1816 to the present day. The exhibition was launched to coincide with the publication of a new book: The Fitzwilliam Museum: a[…]