Robert Hampton

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21st March 2013

Getting Away From It All

Blurry LondonFor the first few years of the blog’s existence there aren’t many records of trips out, because – well, I didn’t like to leave the house. More recently, however, I’ve taken the advice, “you need to get out more,” to heart. I’ve ventured out more and more.

London features regularly – in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The last trip was with my friend Scott and seemed to involve hanging around the Abercrombie & Fitch store and then going to see West End Bares, a charity burlesque show. If this gives the impression that we enjoy looking at naked men, that is… accurate.

I like London, with its Oyster cards and palaces and whatnot. I think it helps that I have loads of friends who live there, so I can avoid expensive hotel bills by imposing on their generosity. In fact, I’ve just completed another London trip (this time with my friend Ian). It’s waiting to be written up, once these retro-blogs are out of the way…

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24th March 2012

Means to an End
Posted by at 10.30pm | Out and About | 1 response

Photo of the Signpost at Land's EndI have spent the last few days in wonderful Cornwall, exploring some of the beautiful railway branch lines and the towns and villages they serve. The main reason for visiting was to get some material for my “other” blog, The Station Master, and I will be writing it up there in the coming days and weeks. However, there are other stories to tell which fit better here than over there, so I will write up some stuff here too, beginning with my trip to Land’s End on Thursday afternoon.

I had spent much of the day in St Ives. It’s a lovely place, but on an overcast day out of season there’s not a terribly large amount to do, so I planned a second trip to finish the day off. I had an urge to go to Land’s End, the most westerly point in the UK. I couldn’t come to Cornwall, reach Penzance and then not go the final few miles to Land’s End, could I?

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