Great Quotes

“You know too much of me to respect me, and too little to pity me. A half knowledge of another’s life mostly does injustice to the life half know.” —Thomas Hardy, from The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was very good at getting to the soul of the matter and reflecting the feelings of…

Competition: Fancy a short trip to London?

Visit London is holding a contest for a two-night stay in the Radisson Blu Edwardian, plus  two London passes good for two days. Visit the London Competition Page to Enter Contest ends September 20, 2017.

Great Quotes

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” —Mark Twain Whether you like Mark Twain novels or not, he does have a lot of useful and pithy quotes. Born in the American midwest in 1835, Samuel Clemens became a prolific writer, lecturer and publisher. Though he…

Welshpool, Wales

Part of the Kingdom of Powys, Welshpool can trace its history back to at least the 6th century when churches were planted on the marshy land just above the River Severn. It has a checkered history due to its proximity to the English border—only a four-mile trek. The construction of Powis Castle on the hillside…

Powis Castle

A Beautiful Medieval Castle on the Welsh Border.

Great Quotes

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” —Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln did not have any easy life. He was born in a one-room frontier log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm, which was perhaps ironic. His grandfather was killed in a raid by Native Americans, and his father, who was…