2015-03-20-13.48.21I'm not the greatest lover of travel though I have travelled quite widely. At the last count I have had the privilege of setting foot in 26 wonderful nations of the world, each with its own distinctives and charms and special people. However, the process of getting there is always a challenge, aside from the financial aspects! I dislike airports, check-ins, security checks (though I'm grateful for them!) and uncomfortable seats on long haul flights when you're desperately tired but can't find any comfort for sleep! I've had enough bad airport experiences to put me off flying ever again, but despite all that I am grateful for the opportunities I've had to visit some fantastic places, many of them on trips with a charitable purpose, in the interests of the poor and destitute of our world, rather than on holiday. It began for me in 1976 with an 8 month stint working with TEAR Fund with support from World Vision in Eritrea, a place that remains dear to my heart and whose people continue to suffer so terribly. Subsequent trips have been to Romania via Hungary (1991), Ukraine (1999), China (2002, 2011), Uganda (2003, 2008), India (2006, 2009. 2013). Visits to Israel have been particularly special (2002, 2010) and I would love to visit again.

Some wonderful family holidays have taken me to (in no particular order!) Cyprus, Madeira, Italy (Venice & Genoa), Canada, USA, Ireland, France, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, St Kitts & Nevis and a few others. I am gradually adding some photo albums and videos to this website to illustrate some of our international trips and holidays, starting with photo albums posted on Facebook, below.


Roddlesworth Upper Reservoir, Abbey Village, Lancaster - October 2022

London, Cable Car, O2 Arena, ABBA Voyage - October 2022

70000, Britannia at Preston Station - September 2022

Anglesey, St Cwyfan's Church & South Stack - July 2022

Anglesey, Llanddwyn Island -  July 2022

Anglesey, North Coast & South Stack - May 2022

Radical Horizons Exhibition, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - April 2022

Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - 14th August 2021

Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - 4th August 2021

Whitehaven, Cumbria - July 2021

Snow on Great Hill, Brinscall - 31st December 2020

Cranfield, Carlingford Lough & The Mournes - August 2019

Trogir, Croatia - July 2019

Krka National Park, Croatia - July 2019

Bhongir Mountain, India - August 2016

Austria -  February 2015

Cyprus -  April 2015

Salakpur, India - January 2013

Climbing Bhongir Mountain, India  - January 2013

Olympics, London - August 2012

China - May 2011

Lostock Hall Snow  - December 2010

India    India 2    India 3  -  December 2009