Exhibition Review – Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia

Maybe it’s because of a personal bias due to my background in archaeology but the British Museum tends to put on some of the most interesting major exhibitions in London yearly; ranging from Aztec rulers to showcases of Life and Death in Pompeii or “Celtic” treasures. The Scythians however was an exhibition that was literally…

Cornwall Weekender cont. – Eden Project and more…

Kynance Cove After dotting around various towns the previous day, my Saturday in Cornwall was a more laid-back affair. Leaving the Lizard relatively early, I spent a few hours wandering along the South-West coast path up to the scenic Kynance Cove (which features in BBC’s Poldark), accidently often taking the low tide path at high…

Cornwall Weekender – St Michael’s Mount and More

Bank Holiday Weekends and Cornwall – the combined stereotypes of these two had made me apprehensive of my visit. Visions of beaches littered with bland upper middle-class families a lá the Camerons, and a county where there seemed to be little in the way of interesting attractions other than St Michael’s Mount and Tintagel Castle…

Summer Suffolk Wanderings

Recently I’ve been spending the majority of my summer in Suffolk for work and unfortunately exploring has been minimal due to the horrendous lack of public transport from my surrounding villages. Despite this however I’ve managed to get out and about a bit (and with difficulty) so here are a few of my highlights: Woodbridge…

Mariinsky Ballet – Don Quixote Review

My father’s birthday this year was a bit of a treat and involved travelling across Europe all from a seat in London’s Royal Opera House to see the premier ballet company in the world (usually based in St Petersburg) conjour up athletic and vivacious dances set in historic Spain. Whilst Don Quixote is among one…

Secret Garden Party 2017

In all honesty – the words holiday and relaxing don’t go hand in hand for me personally. I’m not very good at sitting still, so for me a holiday usually consists of dashing around all the sites big and small, and needing a day or two’s rest once its over. But this year was different…