Tag Archives: Mrs Thatcher

The fog on the Tyne was all mine…

Yes it was, once upon a time. And suddenly I am sixty years old… This is a shocking revelation for someone who still sees themselves as thirty-four and yet there is no way to sugarcoat it. I have pulled together … Continue reading

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Disappearing Liverpool

I step down from the train as it finally grinds to a halt in Lime Street and traverse the station concourse with a huge smile on my face. I am back in Liverpool, a city which is slowly staking a … Continue reading

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Holland Park Youth Hostel RIP: the end of an era.

Yes, it has finally happened… the unthinkable, the unimaginable, a truly sad event. The closure of one of London’s most loved and beautiful old Youth Hostels. Located in the middle of Holland Park, between Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High … Continue reading

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Another place, another Youth Hostel.

Guess where I am? The picture obviously gives it away! Yes, Liverpool, the home of the Beatles, probably the most famous pop group of all time. A chilly wind blew in off the Irish Sea as I left the train … Continue reading

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