Category: United Kingdom

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Castlerigg Stone Circle: aliens or pranksters?

There are a lot of incredible things in the world that leave you wondering how something so magical and impressive came into being. The pyramids. Stonehenge. Disneyland. On a smaller scale, there is the Castlerigg Stone Circle. There are more…

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The Lake District: Keswick

I knew when I applied for my UK working visa last year the timing could have been better. With the global economy the way it was, a smarter choice would have been to stay in my job in Australia – not try…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival with no pineapple

If the title of this post is lost on you I can only assume you have not experienced one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Black Books. It’s a BBC show that was screened in Australia on the ABC and…

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Hello my name is Megan and I’m a bibliophile

BIB • LI • O • PHILE (noun): A person who collects or has a great love of books. The above is a relatively new term for me, but it has become apparent that a predisposition to sunburn and  a quick wit are not…

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My inner Jane and Go Ape

In Vancouver I lived on the 14th floor and got nervous going up in the elevator. I have vivid memories of standing on the 5-metre diving platform at the Burnie Pool for what seemed like an eternity before climbing back…

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Cruising the Peak District with Wandering Duck

There are more than 2000 miles of canals in the UK. This information can be found on Wikipedia, or from my friendly canal boat captains, Mark and Ruth – and I prefer the personal touch. Mark and Ruth own Wandering Duck, a…

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The fun and games of the Olympics

If you’re not very interested in sport, then I apologise for the recent content of Pegs on the Line. And I suppose, in advance, for this post. But then the Olympics aren’t really sport. Well of course there is sport, but there’s a…

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A night on London’s West End: The Lion King

Even as a writer, there are some things I struggle to put into words. The Lion King musical is one of those things. Minutes into the show I had goosebumps and I spent the next two hours sitting on the…

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Conquering the Monopoly Board in London

I ended the day two blisters on the soles of my feet, sunburnt and exhausted. But it was worth it. If you think playing Monopoly takes a long time, it has got nothing on walking it! It took all day…