The Great North Road Map ~ The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland. It became a coaching route used by mail coaches travelling between London, York and Edinburgh. The modern A1 mainly parallels the route of the Great North Road. Coaching inns, many of which survive, were staging posts providing accommodation, stabling for horses and replacement mounts.

The Great North Road Map ~ The Great North Road was the main highway between London and Scotland. It became a coaching route used by mail coaches travelling between London, York and Edinburgh. The modern A1 mainly parallels the route of the Great North Road. Coaching inns, many of which survive, were staging posts providing accommodation, stabling for horses and replacement mounts.

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One of these little monkeys has been driving me nuts, repeating the same call over and over, for hours each day!

One of these little monkeys has been driving me nuts, repeating the same call over and over, for hours each day!

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The smallest house. Six foot three inch fisherman, Mr. Jones had to sleep with his feet sticking out of the window.

The smallest house. Six foot three inch fisherman, Mr. Jones had to sleep with his feet sticking out of the window.

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Port Isaac - lovely restaurants, great shops, tiny streets and delicious fish.
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The Border Between the 'Two Englands'. In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. There is a place used as shorthand for describing the divide, with the rougher, poorer North and wealthier, middle-to-upper-class South referring to each other as ‘on the other side of the Watford Gap’.

The Border Between the 'Two Englands'. In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. There is a place used as shorthand for describing the divide, with the rougher, poorer North and wealthier, middle-to-upper-class South referring to each other as ‘on the other side of the Watford Gap’.

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You can cram for an exam but you cant cram for a half marathon. My #stifflegs are testament to that after a 10 mile run to get me back on track for this years Great North Run

You can cram for an exam but you cant cram for a half marathon. My #stifflegs are testament to that after a 10 mile run to get me back on track for this years Great North Run

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This North Indian Chicken Curry is very fragrant and easy to make. Be sure to have lots of nann bread handy to scoop all that great sauce.

This North Indian Chicken Curry is very fragrant and easy to make. Be sure to have lots of nann bread handy to scoop all that great sauce.

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Camping in New Zealand, highly recommended! Where to camp? Check out these 38 great sites I stayed at on the North and South Island (free campsites, DOC sites and Holiday Parks).

Camping in New Zealand, highly recommended! Where to camp? Check out these 38 great sites I stayed at on the North and South Island (free campsites, DOC sites and Holiday Parks).

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Check out  Vancouver, Canada I can't wait to book my next trip back for the great shopping and food scene | @explorecanada

Check out Vancouver, Canada I can't wait to book my next trip back for the great shopping and food scene | @explorecanada

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