Category Archives: Jaspa’s Journey

The Monument (to the Great Fire of London)

On September 2nd, 1666, over three-quarters of London was burned to the ground in what has become known as the Great Fire of London. The blaze started in the King’s baker’s house in Pudding Lane, not far from the northern … Continue reading

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Jaspa’s Journey Books Are Award Finalists!

With today being (Inter-)National Book Lovers Day (thanks to Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? for reminding me!), it seems the perfect time to announce that both books currently available in the Jaspa’s Journey series have now been selected as book … Continue reading

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Mate Tea and Chocolate Submarines in Buenos Aires

Despite experiencing scorching temperatures while in Buenos Aires last year, our guide, Pablo (aka Your Friend in Buenos Aires), was eager for us to try a pair of traditional Argentinean hot drinks. He took us to Café La Biela, near … Continue reading

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Carcassonne in Carcassonne

The mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne in southern France is quite something to see. It perches on a hill, massive ramparts (partially reconstructed) surrounding an historic town. I first visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago, on a … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Bobby

Anyone who has read any of the Jaspa’s Journey books, will know my closest friend is a West Highland White Dogses named Gravee. Gravee comes from Edinburgh in Scotland. More specifically, he lives in Greyfriars Kirkyard, which was once home … Continue reading

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NASA’s Rocket Garden, Kennedy Space Center

I’ve been captivated by space travel from the moment I learned it existed. So visiting the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time made a huge impression on me. Expand the minds of you … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #18: Bridge

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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