I am continuing to create modern buildings for my 21st century modern model railway. Here is my next challenge: the ubiquitous coffee shop. Costa creates some of the best. I hope you enjoy reading.
It's not wise to put your finger into an automatic gate on the first day of a 48 hr trip to Dublin. I remained positive and it did not ruin the day. But I ask you, what an idiot.
In this article, I building an OO gauge model of an ultra modern waiting room on an island platform. This example is seen at Peterborough Station, UK.
On my travels, I am now a devoted user of google maps, I rarely go anywhere without adding something new. But it wasn't always so. This is my story of how I became a 'level 5' local guide.
A fascinating lovely looking Hotel and Inn on the main street in Machynlleth. The Wynnstay has always been a favourite if mine and remains so to this day
The purpose of this hub is to introduce Wales to those of you who are completely unfamiliar with, or know little about the country, through answers to some commonly asked questions about Wales.
I have resisted for years but finally I have given in and introduced my personal railway model to the world. Hope it finds favour
A review of Bill Bryson's new book 'One Summer in America' which takes Bill back to the land of his birth and sees him concentrate on one particularly eventful time in its history, the year 1927.
The Oswesty Food and Drink Festival is held every July on the town's main streets. It is high quality, well presented and extremely well attended. The festival attracts vendors from Europe.
Due to a limited supply of real high street models in 3D I have started to make three dimensional models out of all the Metcalfe and Superquick low relief. This is an early example. There will be more
A DCI Banks page turning novel from the acclaimed author Peter Robinson
Venice, the original, the unique and the most exquisitely beautiful city state in the world. Welcome to its watery world.
To celebrate the London Underground Sesquicentennial occasion.
Edward I's great queen who is celebrated in thirteen crosses across the East Midlands down to London.
Biased, yes, blinkered yes, but it doesn't stop me saying that Tim Hortons is the best fast food restaurant in the western world. Deal with it people :-) Seriously I love it and hope you do too.
A look at regular size wellies available to women
The story of the rediscovery of the remains of King Richard III in a car park in Leicester. The first article in a series leading up to the reburial, 2nd funeral, reinterment of the plantagenet king.
The title says it all, stunning gold rings. The red copper provides such beauty to the rings you have to squeeze yourself. I hope you like them too.
An article dedicated to a variety of snowman decorations for Christmas
Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming
Binoculars for every occasion, I hope this article provides some advice for anyone thinking of buying a pair
Title speaks for itself, this is all about the delight of ceramic Christmas trees to brighten your festivals of light.
Hydrangeas are amazing plants with more flower heads than any other plant that I know of. They provide vivid colours in abundance to brighten any garden.
Welsh gold is a reddish gold created by a small amount of copper in the gold. It is highly prized and in short supply since most mines are worked out. A large lump is kept to make royal wedding bands.
This hub is intended to tell you a bit about the magical place that is Portmeirion, the pottery inspired by the place and where to buy it.
Birds are always popular on Portmerion pottery and this article tries to show how that is.
Its often quite hard to find butterfly photos that anyone can use so I put all mine up for free.
Kettle lakes are one of the most amazing and bizarre features of a glaciated landscape. Imagine what it looked like when the land was frozen. More amazing still is how geographers worked it out.
Since enrolling in a local Welsh class five years ago we have come to realise that, although Welsh is an ancient language, it is still relevant today but like all languages has its own quirks.
Thimbles are such a neat item to collect since they are small and readily available worldwide in souvenir shops. I hope you enjoy reading about them, and maybe start your own collection!
Who doesn't want a Dr Who Scarf, in the current incarnation the Dr is as close as he can be to the Tom Baker incarnation. Let's hope he brings the scarf back.
A look at some books available for Christmas
I have only a few hobbies but one is butterflies and I adore them. My aim is to see as many species as I can and add them to this article. There are over 60 in the British Isles so I have a way to go.
Beautiful Wales in all her ancient glory is represented in this article about the Cambrian Coast.