Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thomas and the Great Japanese Farewell

Like many small children, my son Vincent has an obsession with Thomas the Tank Engine. Or rather, he did. From his second birthday until recently, hours of our days were consumed by Thomas, Henry and James et al. Railway tracks … Continue reading

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Christmas present idea: a signed first edition of Slow Travel: Shropshire

Who set his own shirt on fire to cure a bout of hiccups? What experience did John Betjeman describe as like “being lifted up to heaven”? Where can you pet a llama, go down a mine, sing in an old-time … Continue reading

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