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These are all sorts of places, for all sorts of reasons, that I like to visit. Please check them out.
The Not Forgotten Association's website. A great charity that helps wounded ex-service men and women and those with disabilities.
This website includes my piece, The Soprano and the Great War, published in The Times on August 13, 2011.
This website offers the sights and sounds of the African bush without having to travel anywhere. Watch zebras, hyenas, elephants and antelope feeding by the Nkorho Pan watering hole and hear a chorus of birds. Wonderful!
A very funny poet who plays the mandolin and sings about somone called Eddie who doesn't like furniture, and Luton bungalows!
One of the most historic attractions in London with effegies galore
When walking avoid overgrown areas which ticks love. Their bites don't itch but left untreated, can lead to problems.
RSPB Snettisham, Norfolk - the perfect place to see visiting birds from Scandinavia and northern Europe.
The website of the Churches Conservation Trust that helps to preserve many historic churches at risk
Born Free Foundation, set up by Virginia McKenna.
The website for Crimson Publishing, Richmond, Surrey. Publishes a variety of books, including walking guides.
This friendly museum is based in Stowmarket and is a place to spend 3 hours or so. It has a nature trail, sheep, goats, shire horse and donkeys as well as a mill, classroom and blacksmiths, which were all rebuilt here brick by brick on the 75 acre plot. The cafe's good too.
Ordnance Survey website
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The Gallivant Hotel
New Lydd Road, Rye TN31 7RB
Why stay? The low key beach theme throughout works well and the hotel is a 3-minute walk across the road to the beautiful and impressive sand dunes of Camber Sands. Rooms are clean and bright with reclaimed 'driftwood' furniture and bathrooms are equipped with L'Occitane accessories. My double room cost £65 via cheaphotelbookings.com
Food heaven or hell? The bistro is white and seasidy-inviting and there's a fishy theme to the menu. Wide choice for breakfast but menu should list items included in the "full English" - the choice is huge but not everyone likes black pudding ... great coffee.
Don't expect....to get a room with a view. Many overlook a new housing estate but there are grassed areas inbetween and the vast beach and sand dunes, below, is a 3-minute walk away.
Photo of .... room 7
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