Barny’s on Broadway

St Barnabas actually has quite a history, and even had the rather controversial Arch-bishop of Sydney Peter Jensen as one of the ministers (as well as a number of other names that I recognise, including Rob Forsyth, who was a minister of my parent’s Church when I was a child, and whose son is now the vicar of St Judes, the church that I currently attend). … More Barny’s on Broadway

Ypres & the Fields of Flanders

I have had this desire to travel to Ypres for quite a while, and no doubt it had a lot to do with my passion for history, and in particular World War I history. One of the reasons that Ypres (actually probably the only reason) is that it was the sight of a number of battles that raged near the end of the war, and also because of an iconic picture of soldiers marching along wooden boards through a skeletal forest across a muddy terrain that had been blasted to smithereens. … More Ypres & the Fields of Flanders

Wonders of the World – In Lego

I grew up with Lego, but then again who didn’t. Well, I guess it is hard to picture the Nintendo generation (otherwise known as the Millenials), to have had as much fun as I did when I was a kid, but the fact that we still find the shelves of our toy stores packed with the stuff, dedicated stores, theme parks, and now three movies, then I guess even all these years later it is still pretty popular. So, the question is probably, why, on a blog cataloguing my travels, have I decided to suddenly write a post on Lego? … More Wonders of the World – In Lego

A 17th Century Church

The building in which the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam meets is one of those old style churches with a steeple, but the thing is that it is actually one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam. The building itself dates back to around 1490, but there was a church on this site going back even earlier to 1390 but that one was apparently burnt down. … More A 17th Century Church