On Friday 5. January John Tiffney, Cirencester Civic Society, reported the following on the Town Crier: Cirencester Civic Society commissioned Amy Speed, to produce a computerised model of St Mary’s Abbey as part of the commemoration of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey by King Henry I in 1117.
Keri Jones visits New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a distinct and different destination filled with grand historic southern-style mansions, leafy boulevards and it also has some narrow streets which are still lit by gaslight. This flickering lighting and the tradition of … Continued
Historic Leuven is home to 30,000 students and this vibrant university town could be considered to be Belgium’s version of Cambridge or Oxford. That means there are lots of interesting things to do and many choices for food, for all budgets. Keri discovers what’s on offer including a restaurant which only serves lasagne! Leuven is a 30-minute train ride from Brussels.
Keri Jones reports from Andorra, the tiny principality in the Pyrenees mountains. The country is not in the EU and Keri discovers how capital’s lowcost shopping has gone upmarket. He also learns how Andorra has transformed its ski resorts in the last decade by improving quality and removing the need to queue. If you don’t ski, the small capital is home to the architecturally impressive Caldea, Europe’s largest spa resort. Andorra offers superb hiking, outdoor adventures and interesting history, too.