It’s strange….I’m now in my late fifties. I know, I know, it’s amazing isn’t it, don’t look a day over twenty. But one thing I noticed in Tenerife were the amount of elderly people tottering about. Hundreds of old British, German and Spanish spring chickens bumping into each other, shuffling along. It’s a kind of […]
Dog on wheels…
Good God I’ve seen some weird sights in my time but I witnessed the strangest thing while I was on holiday. A local couple walked slowly beside the harbour as we sat on a bench. Wonderful, hot sunshine beating down onto my pale, vitamin D deficient skin. Two buskers had a saxophone/ piano thing going […]
Never been on a winter holiday before. Haven’t really had the inclination but the kids (God knows why I still call them kids, all three of them are in their thirties) bought us as holiday as it’s our twenty fifth wedding anniversary, so this is currently my view….. It’s mid twenties but feels hotter to […]
The Wedding (part three)
This drive was relatively easy. Three hours up through the Yorkshire Moors then into Cumbria to a tiny Hamlet called Hutton Roof. The house we were staying in was quite old with an odour of ancient, fusty carpets. It says 1874 above the door and I think that’s the last time it’s been decorated. The […]
Well here I am in the sunny (and warm!) Town of Galashiels, Scotland, or as the locals simply call it, Gala. It’s not too far from Edinburgh but a bit of a drive from Hull. Five looooonggg hours. My oldest daughter works here now as a midwife so we’re here to see what delights it […]
Me and the Pope.
We left the Czech Republic a couple of days ago. My grandson is still in hospital there but tests have been good so fingers crossed he’ll be out soon. When we landed at Manchester Airport I kissed the tarmac ala Pope John Paul the second. I don’t know how he did it so many times […]
Start writing… Sometimes that is easier to do than you think, for me anyway, the page is blank. Then my mind starts to wonder…who invented cheese? Who first decided that a horse should wear a shoe? Why do we say, ” Luck of the Irish ” when they haven’t had any? Just famine, death and […]
STONE FACES AND BEER.
Dobry den! (that’s hello in Czech) I know it’s been a few days but here I am, in the very pretty small city of Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic. Its about fifty miles from the Polish border, give or take. If someone had said a few years ago I would be visiting the Czech […]
Road trip 2…
So here we are tonight in a place called Nossen. In the middle of nowhere. A full apartment for 60 quid for five of us which isn’t bad at all. The mosquitoes come free of charge too so it’s a bargain. The drive has been a bit scary. In the UK we have the motorway […]
Going on a little road trip in these covid times is a bit of a strange thing to do but off we go. The reason we are going is my daughter lives in the Czech Republic. She had my grandson in the UK but he was quite ill so they stayed for six months. The […]