We’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
We’ve only been taking package tours since about 1998 when we went with Travel Editions to Hidden Italy. We were based in Ravenna and I seem to remember it was early in the year and that the weather was not great. Continue reading
We’re off on holiday shortly and it’s going to be a big one. I’ve got myself a significant birthday so we’re off to Australia (again) via Hong Kong for the best part of 4 weeks with time in Melbourne and Adelaide before taking the train to Perth and a couple of weeks in WA. Continue reading
The waitress in the restaurant the other night asked me where I was from. I suggested she told me first which she did. She was from Bulgaria. In addition to waiting on tables she was also studying psychology at Glasgow U but that’s not the point of this blog. Continue reading
Oops this is a bit late. Not sure why, no good reasons.
This is Ragussa in Sicily on our walk down to the old town on the last evening of our recent holiday.
I took this with my Sony SLT-A58 1/30th at f4. No post-processing.
It seems like a truism that everybody likes trains. Maybe not commuter type trains but long distance ones that take you on a journey. For some reason people don’t really like buses; maybe it’s because buses get stuck in traffic. Continue reading
This is my journal describing my recent short trip to Durham. It was written before this week’s referendum so the comment from my taxi driver on day 1 is very apposite. Despite the apparent similarities between Durham and Cambridge its referendum vote was very different. Continue reading