One Pace Forward is moving – Please Come With Me!

  Hello. I have decided to move my blog away from, and to a self-hosted site. The domain remains, but any new updates and blogs may not now appear in your reader. And I don’t want you to miss out! Therefore, you may need to update the way you follow my adventures. And…

Exploring under the Balcombe Viaduct

Built in 1841, the Balcombe (or Ouse Valley) viaduct is surely one of the most mesmeric structures in the south of England. A footpath passes right underneath the viaduct, allowing you a close up view of this amazing piece of Victorian railway architecture.

Merry Christmas From Scotland

The logs are on the fire. Darkness has fallen around the house, removing from sight the surrounding snow capped hills, and there is no sound from outside, bar the occasional gust of wind and the patter of rain. Today, I had the once a year pleasure of the scenic drive from my parents house in Edinburgh,…

Poppies at the Tower

Early last Saturday morning, I went up to see the display of over 880,000 poppies in the moat that surrounds the Tower of London, each one representing a live lost in the First World War.