Posts Tagged ‘ Portsmouth ’

Saturday snippets: December 1st 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By
Helsinki cathedral

After Brexit there will be flights to counties; some have been already agreed. Other items catching Adrian’s eye include a virtual reality Helsinki, airline seat sizes, Zambia fake news and the Mary Rose



Scrooge is 175

Nov 19th, 2018 | By

Before Dickens, the word “scrooge” did not exist. Find me anyone today who is unaware of what a scrooge is?



Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.

May 15th, 2017 | By

This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.



Saturday snipetts: 30 August 2014

Aug 30th, 2014 | By
Titanic Belfast - biggest tourist attraction in Belfast

Adrian looks at the success of new tourism attractions, highlights a new luxury holiday destination and finds yet another destination looking to kill the golden goose of tourism yet again.



D-Day week in Southsea

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

Readers can hardly be unaware that many places this week will be remembering the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On 6th June 1944, the allies stormed Normandy from bases in the UK. Key was Portsmouth and the surrounding area from which troops left in their tens of thousands.



The homes of New Hampshire

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

Patricia finds not only plenty of fascinating historical sites on the other side of the pond but a magical little garden out in the ocean- about which a film has just been made.



Kite-flying in Southsea

Aug 20th, 2013 | By

On Southsea Common, overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight will be the 22nd Portsmouth International Kite Festival over the bank holiday weekend.



Looking down on the world

May 8th, 2013 | By

The Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth gives a panoramic view of the landscape below. That bland statement does no justice at all to the views you get from the viewing area, the café or the crow’s nest situated some 110 metres above the ground.



View from the top: England’s tallest attractions

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

Today sees a new icon on the London skyline, open its doors to the public for the first time. The View from the Shard – the visitor attraction at the tallest building in western Europe – will offer visitors a whole new perspective on the capital



2013: the party continues

Jan 5th, 2013 | By

From parties at The Palace and Regency balls to week-long walks and ground-breaking hotels, we look at what’s in store for 2013