America’s Top 5 Must See Christmas Trees

Every year as a token of gratitude from Norway to the UK for Britain’s support during the Second World War the country sends a tree to be displayed in Trafalgar Square. This tree has an official lighting ceremony and is a British icon. This got me wondering what the top 5 Christmas Trees in America and if there is a story behind any of them. … Continue reading America’s Top 5 Must See Christmas Trees

New England – Adirondack Chairs

On my travels I find myself drawn to the photogenic porches and harbour areas with colourful outdoor wooden chairs known as Adirondack Chairs. Also known as Westport or Muskoka Chairs. Here in the UK they are often referred to as Maryland Chair. Originally known as the Westport Chair it was designed by Thomas Lee, a native of Massachusetts, in 1903 while he was holidaying at … Continue reading New England – Adirondack Chairs

Armistice Day – when did it become Veterans Day?

I always buy a poppy that is adopted as a symbol of remembrance and hope for those who lost their lives in conflicts fighting for freedom throughout the Commonwealth. The red paper poppy has now many different forms to show support for the Royal British Legion from rubber bracelets, scarves and decorative jewellery. Soccer teams have an onfield ceremony to remember supporters and players who … Continue reading Armistice Day – when did it become Veterans Day?

November 9 2016 – White House Tour

My photos reminded me that it is three years since I visited the White House. It still remains a unique visit as a British Citizen and something that I will always cherish. After all the security checks were done one of the biggest thrills was just walking up to the East Wing and letting myself in. The other stand out memory was looking down the … Continue reading November 9 2016 – White House Tour

Kansas removes Dr Martin Luther King Jnr street name

Over 955 different streets or roads are named after Martin Luther King Jnr in the United States alone. One of the only cities not to have a street named after the Civil Rights campaigner is Kansas City. The previously named road The Paseo that runs for 10 miles through the East Side of the city. The council waived the required pass rate of 75% of … Continue reading Kansas removes Dr Martin Luther King Jnr street name