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Her Majesties green and pleasant land

The Shepherd’s Hut

Manesty Shepherd’s Hut

On my yearly trips back to the UK I rarely get a chance to visit anywhere outside of London or my hometown of Norwich since time is never on my side. This year, however, I decided to return during summer and spent a few days in the Lake District, a national park in the North-West England. Read more

Welcome 2014

King's College Cambridge

Over the Christmas holidays I took a short trip around the UK, visiting my old haunts in Norwich, Cambridge, London, York, Durham and Edinburgh. Since the weather was pretty dismal it was a good chance to reacquaint myself with some of our former Empire’s first class museums (many of which remain free somehow). Read more

The UK welcomes you

British Council Education Hong Kong AD

British Council Education Hong Kong AD

I was walking home in Hong Kong last night when I passed this really cool billboard from the British Council advertising UK education. Full version below.

British Council @UK

As a confirmed map geek I really liked this take on the classic London Underground tube map which represents subjects as stations on a fictitious @UK network layout.

Last year the UK government also ran a nicely executed GREAT Britain image campaign, promoting Britain overseas as one of the best places to visit, study, work, and invest in.

A Very British Affair

Firle Place Tree Swing

Since moving to China in 2008 I’ve usually only returned to the UK at Christmas but owing to my sister’s wedding last month I had the rare pleasure of visiting during summer. The wedding reception was held in the estate grounds of Firle Place, a beautiful 15th century manor house in Firle, East Sussex which is just about as quintessentially British as it gets. Jane Austen eat your heart out! Read more

New Year, New Linen

The Shard at Sunset from Tower Bridge

As you have probably noticed Randomwire is sporting a brand new look today in what seems to have become a yearly occurrence. While I was quite happy with the previous design (from early 2010) I felt like I wanted something lighter and fresher. The theme is a customised version of Linen produced by the wonderful people at The Theme Foundry (where my past two previous themes also came from). Read more