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This is the home of ramblings from the inside of the iconic brand that is A-Z. On our blog you will find out how to get from A to Z and a lot more in between.

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What’s at the British Science Festival in Newcastle?

Every September the British Science Festival celebrates science in a different city across Great Britain.  From workshops to science shows, trips and debates, the British Science Festival holds a vast number of events and caters for all ages. This year, Newcastle will be the host of this inspiring event from… Read More

Peace, Quiet and Dark Skies

It’s that time of year again when the kids are off school for 6 weeks for the summer holidays and you’re wondering how on earth you are going to keep them entertained for all that time. Well here is a novel activity to keep them engrossed as the sunsets get… Read More

Best Places to Live in London

Finding the best places to live in London can be daunting!  This great city can seem particularly vast when you’re about to move to London or are new in town. The choices can still be tricky for established Londoners, perhaps when making the leap from renting to owning. Here are… Read More

5 Things to do in Brighton for Residents

The seaside city of Brighton is full of things to see and do. Whether you’re taking to the beach or browsing the high street, there’s no shortage of activities and events to keep residents and visitors entertained!  You probably know about the Pier and the Royal Pavilion already, so we’ve… Read More
Notting Hill Carnival route map

Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s Largest Street Festival

Every August bank holiday West London is home to the largest street festival in Europe, the Notting Hill Carnival. The carnival’s origins stem from celebrations in the Caribbean marking the end of the slave trade in the 19th century. These celebrations were eventually brought to Afro-Caribbean communities living in London,… Read More
How green was my valley by Bert Kauffman, 2012

Snowdonia Zip Wire

In the North Wales mountains sits the remains of what was once the world’s largest slate quarry. Penrhyn Quarry has been active for 200 years and once employed 2000 people. Today there are just 200 workers but it is still exporting slate to all corners of the world. Since March… Read More
Edinburgh festival flyers

Edinburgh Festival

Every year in August the historic city of Edinburgh becomes a stage for thousands of artists, performers and musicians. A medley of arts and culture festivals descend on the Scottish capital for what is collectively known as the world famous Edinburgh Festival. In the week that the 2013 Fringe… Read More

The Best Small London Parks

London’s parks are renowned for their architectural prowess, coupled with some outstanding scenery. Visitors to London are often surprised by the amount of green space. The tidy city squares offer peace and calm to workers, residents and tourists alike; the larger parks and commons give Londoners space to play and… Read More

London Bridges

The River Thames was much wider and shallower when London was a younger city. When the Romans first saw it, the river was around five times as wide as it is today. Today its levels have to be monitored and controlled following construction of narrower banks. In total there are… Read More

The Broads

The Broads is a vast network of waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk, formed from seven connected rivers. The broads themselves are lakes formed from flooded medieval peat diggings, and are often found alongside the rivers. A national park covers 303 square kilometres, making it Britain’s largest protected wetland. The waterways… Read More

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