… but it’s best to be seen a day at a time. And just this month we were there for 4 days and most of that time we were out of Rome visiting Italian gardens. Continue reading
Last month we were in Australia. It wasn’t a big trip by some people’s standards but it was 3 weeks, we haven’t had a 3 week holiday for ages, and it was Australia which is a long way away. We went to see number 1 son who’s a police officer in Fremantle. Continue reading
Wednesday, 28 May 14: the problem with the weather at the moment is that it’s great for growing: plenty of rain, enough warmth and long hours of daylight so everywhere’s green and today’s typical. It’s been raining overnight and it’s an overcast sky but I’m sat in First Class on the 0745 Cambridge to King’s Cross.
Been there, taken the photographs, got the T-shirt and according to that criterion Peru is a multi T-shirt country. Continue reading
Monday 12 Aug 13: Lots of what the government does puzzles me and it was the same for those which have gone before. And what it does with the railways puzzles as much as any but it’s a result of new rail franchises that I was able to travel in style to Bath without breaking the bank. Continue reading
We go on package holidays. Twenty years ago I’d have been horrified at the thought but for about 10 years now we’ve taken our holidays in the company of others who we’ve not known before hand and, in general, will probably never see again. We’ve used just 2 companies: Travel Editions, (www.traveleditions.co.uk) with which we’ve had several excellent Italian breaks plus Cuba last year, and Voyages Jules Verne (www.vjv.com) with which we’ve done Namibia, Sri Lanka and Turkey. This year it’s been Travel Editions again and they took us to southern India. Continue reading
Wednesday 2 Jun 10: the cat arrived at 0815. Not the one which teases my dog by staring through the patio doors but the Cambridge taxi service which takes me to the station. The driver was keen to talk which we did. We started with David Laws and finished on electoral reform. He was a tad to the right of me but we had plenty of common ground. Such is the political mood today. Continue reading