OZ17: five takeaways

DSC09115We’ve just come back from Australia where we’ve enjoyed a three week vacation. It was our second and I’ve been there several times on business as well. But as always when you visit a place you still see something new or you see something in a different light or you’re just simply reminded of what you’d seen before but somehow forgotten. Continue reading

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Trulli & Sassi: Mar/Apr 16

DSC02821We’re in the habit of taking a short break somewhere around the Mediterranean in the Spring or Autumn to escape the colder weather back home and at the same time to enjoy a little more of other countries’ cultures, cuisines and histories. This year we jetted off to Puglia and Basilicata down the bottom end of Italy where we enjoyed a week of sunshine, no rain, and 20 degree plus daytime temperatures. Continue reading

Not a bad final scene: the Woburn Hotel, 31 Dec 15

Woburn HotelI guess there’s one suggestion that fills most men with dread viz why don’t we go to IKEA?

I don’t want to knock the store. They sell well designed stuff at sensible prices and there was a time when we were furnishing our first flat in Switzerland when we were regulars. But the company does seem to have perfected the way that it sucks people in and maximises the opportunities that they have to buy all sorts of useful stuff which they never thought they needed. Continue reading