The North Downs Way – Section 10: Wye to Etchinghill

The North Downs Way – Section 10: Wye to Etchinghill

Wow. We’ve nearly finished the North Downs Way! This is the second to last section of the walk; it goes from Wye to Etchinghill. It has been a gorgeous walk so far, but now the spring has truly sprung it is just getting better and better. We saw our first bluebells at the beginning of April. Now, over a month later, the blue flowers are starting to wilt. But they have been joined by a whole range of bright wild flowers…

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Walking Around New York City

Walking Around New York City

This week I have my first ever guest post! I would like to introduce the lovely Winta from Wandering Outside the Box. She loves walking and exploring her city, so she has written a post about exploring NYC on foot. She wrote this just for a walk and a lark so I am feeling honoured! Winta has loads of gorgeous photos from her travels around the world, so please do pop over to her blog and take a peek. I…

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Japanese Festivals: Shishimai Matsuri (in Soni)

Japanese Festivals: Shishimai Matsuri (in Soni)

Yesterday I wrote a quick post about the super-fun festival I attended with some friends in Mitsue (in Nara Prefecture, Japan.) It made me think of the other really cool festival that I have attended, located just one village away in Soni. Nara is full of history (it was the capital before Kyoto, over 1300 years ago) so sometimes the Kanji names of places are pretty mad. Soni is no exception. If you want to find the village on google…

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Japanese Festivals: Matsuri in Mitsue

Japanese Festivals: Matsuri in Mitsue

Oh deary me. Sometimes I have slightly dappy moments. Last weekend was my dad’s birthday and I had a brilliant time with my family, helping mum prepare a mountain of food, and then helping consume it all with family and friends. But I managed to leave my computer (with all my photos) back in the countryside. Oops. This means I don’t have all the photo files to finish my next post about the North Downs Way. So, instead, I thought…

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