What does Christmas Time mean to you

Where are you going to spend Christmas Time this year, are you flying over seas, are you taking the Kids to Lapland to see Santa and his Reindeer. Sunnier climbs Are you maybe off to spend Christmas in Australia or America if you are lucky enough to have family in hotter climbs? White Christmas Are …

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I’ve Never been skiing

Water skiing maybe Moving on from Tangiers,  I must confess I have never been skiing,on snow at least. I water skied a few times in my 20s at Gosfield lake. Baggage When I worked briefly at Stansted, as a baggage handler I loaded a lot of aircraft off to the piste as well as sunnier climbs. …

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Tangiers, a lesson in culture for a twelve year old

In.Where in the world and in Just one place in morroco I detail the cruise I went on with my mother and father in 1984 as a twelve year old. The thing that day trip showed me looking back was a completely different culture, a culture in which a base ball cap was currency, a culture which commanded …

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Steak

The Steak the mud pie and the Harvester

A Christmas shopping treat A Christmas shopping stop again, this time the Harvester in Stanway Colchester. I ordered the Steak medium, no sauce, but only because i am an English mustard lover. The onion rings, chips and water cress with my mother in laws extra portion was amazing. The only real reason to knock half …

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A Sunday roast on a Saturday 

A Christmas shopping break My fiancee, my mother in law and I had been out Christmas shopping. My fiancee was looking to spend her birthday money too!   We decided to call in at the Toby carvery in Stanway, Colchester. My personal trepidation was I must admit, unfounded, it was a fantastic meal. With a …

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I have never

 V FESTIVAL and other Festivals We all know that times have changed the big music festivals V Reading Leeds Glastonbury (which is going to have a gap year in 2018) ] isle of Wight I could list them all but that would be boring. There are still the Stadium rockers such as U2, but most …

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Just one place Amsterdam

This week’s just one place is a country again, sorry my rules so I can change them! That country is Holland or the Netherlands.  Whether it Amsterdam or Rotterdam or the alegedly open attitude to cannabis or the sex trade.  Most dutch people I’ve ever met seemed so laid back if they were any more …

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Nèedles and Apes 

I have visited this rock twice, first time on a cruise on the Ss Canberra in 1984, but we didn’t see much of the place as we went straight to the Airport and flew to Tangiers, Morocco. But the second was with The Air Cadets in 1988 representing my squadron, it was this time I …

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Just one place in Iceland 

This time in the series, just one place the whole country of Iceland is making my list. The fact that the country has a population similar to that of Reading or Sweden is one thing. The fact that there is government office for the fairyfolk is brilliant or that a possible fairy habitat could be …

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2 long days but a good holiday 

It was 1986 and I was 14 and my family and I were off for a cruise along the Rhine, Germany.  First we had to get there, an overnight stay in the Barbican hotel London a coach trip to Dover, then the ferry, (I had had an injection that was supposed to stop sea sickness …

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