Blog Posts - Elspeth



The day my life has been leading up to

Sorry, Middlemarch and Robin Hood, you’ve been queue jumped by the most significant day in my life. Until now, I have hidden my surname from you, but because of what I am about to share with you, I realise I … Continue reading →...
by Elspeth R on Jul 20, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth in Leicester

I realised that this is one of the few counties of England that I’ve never been to – not counting the day the train died here and I had a quick wander.   FORGIVE ME, IT’S A LONG ONE. PICTURES ARE COMING   I was in a Midlands m...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jun 29, 2016

A Day Out with Elspeth In Southwell (and Newark again)

I’m doing the cathedrals of England, and I’m nearly done. The big ones, that is. I’m less bothered by parish church cathedrals, and even less so by most of the catholic ones. It’s not the title, it’s the church itself; so I’m more keen to...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jun 1, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth in the Suffolk Wool Towns

Part 1 – Lavenham You knew this one was coming, didn’t you? If you’ve read my Coasthopper Bus or Quest for East Anglia’s Prettiest Village pieces, you’ll know that I like Lavenham. I said it is my favourite village/small town in Suffolk...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on May 8, 2016

A Day out with Elspeth in The Real Mary King’s Close

When I say a day, I mean an hour. That’s how long it lasts. For £15.   Let me put this Edinburgh Royal Mile attraction’s entry fee into perspective. It’s up to double a cinema ticket, which lasts twice as long. £15 is what you’d p...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Feb 26, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth in Southwold and Walberswick

Before I introduce you to these Suffolk seaside places, I would like to speak of the kindness I found in nearby Halesworth. Not only the friendliness at the event I attended, but when something went wrong, and from strangers in the street.   Sou...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Feb 7, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth at Sutton Hoo

    or A Hoo Ha or Horton hears a Hoo or Dr/Sutton Who-oo, the Tardis. Does anyone remember that song?   I refer of course to the humps across the river Deben from Woodbridge in Suffolk that you have to go 4 miles round to get to and p...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jan 14, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth in Stowmarket

Oh little town of Slowmarket How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The rest of the world goes by And in thy dark streets shineth And gathered all above While locals sleep the angels keep Their watch of wondering love   Wha...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jan 12, 2016

A Day Out With Elspeth in Lincoln and Newark

I’d not been to Lincoln for a dozen years and wondered how the exciting things that the marketing teams told me about had developed. Well, access by rail hasn’t improved – you can only really get to Newark or Nottingham and I wasn’t coming fr...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jan 6, 2016

A Day Out with Elspeth in Chichester

For 20 years, I’ve been visiting the cathedral cities of England. I’m nearly done; so I savour each new city, knowing the pleasure of first arrival, first sighting,  first walking up to the church – how will it appear? is not to be...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Feb 6, 2015

Elspeth’s Quest For Britain’s Best Stately Home

I really ought to say England’s Best Stately Home for I don’t know of any I like yet in Scotland and Wales, but left the title should I discover some and want to add them in. Reader’s recommendations are welcome – please comment if you think...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jan 12, 2015

Gratis nieuw boek: Rethinking the Attractiveness of EU Labour Immigration Policies: Comparative perspectives on the EU, the US, Canada and beyond

Rethinking the Attractiveness of EU Labour Immigration Policies: Comparative perspectives on the EU, the US, Canada and beyond (Free download)If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can download it hereAuthor(s): Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild, Katha...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Nov 25, 2014

Elspeth’s quest for the best pre 1700 merchant town house

SCOTLAND My favourite in Scotland – and a contender for all of Britain – is Provost Skeen’s house in Aberdeen. Hiding behind a modern building, and overlooked by the mighty Marischal College, this FREE folk museum includes several 17th century...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Oct 10, 2014

Elspeth’s quest for the best pre 1700 merchant town house

SCOTLAND My favourite in Scotland – and a contender for all of Britain – is Provost Skeen’s house in Aberdeen. Hiding behind a modern building, and overlooked by the mighty Marischal College, this FREE folk museum includes several 17th century...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Oct 10, 2014

A Day Out With Elspeth in Canterbury

I’m not one to often speak of road numbers – I’m very conscious of Bill Bryson’s observation about that as a British past time – but my thoughts of Canterbury begin at the A2, the London to Dover road. You have the same view from the Eurost...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Sep 24, 2014

A Day Out With Elspeth in Canterbury

I’m not one to often speak of road numbers – I’m very conscious of Bill Bryson’s observation about that as a British past time – but my thoughts of Canterbury begin at the A2, the London to Dover road. You have the same view from the Eurost...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Sep 24, 2014

Canterbury Gulbenkian

Formerly known as Cinema 3, the Gulbenkian is not easy to access, but it’s the only chance you’ll get to see an artier film in Canterbury, whose other offering is a 2 screen Odeon. Screen 1 of the 1930s cinema (which … Continue rea...
by Cinema With Elspeth on Sep 24, 2014

A Day Out With Elspeth On A Bus Named Lady Fermoy

I reprised my trip aboard Norfolk Green and Coasthopper buses, and this time was on one named after Ruth COMMA Lady Fermoy, friend of Queen mum who made her grandchild Princess Diana cry. I did the bit I couldn’t do with Pocahontas and kept to...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jun 24, 2014

A Day Out With Elspeth On A Bus Named Lady Fermoy

I reprised my trip aboard Norfolk Green and Coasthopper buses, and this time was on one named after Ruth COMMA Lady Fermoy, friend of Queen mum who made her grandchild Princess Diana cry. I did the bit I couldn’t do with Pocahontas and kept to...
by Elspeth's Naughty Guides on Jun 24, 2014

Nottingham Broadway

You wouldn’t easily tell this was once a Booth of Sally Army fame related chapel; but old pictures show the removed pediment and the columns which go through the blue glassed upper bar… and then it sort of makes sense. … Continue re...
by Cinema With Elspeth on Jun 21, 2014


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