The Day Job My day job sees me driving around 1500 miles a week, not a lot compared to the trunkers of the UK. However Monday I had an unexpected journey to Manchester in a van, thankfully. I programmed my sat-nav and followed it’s guidance. The Woodhead Pass As I turned off the M1 north …Continue reading "Woodhead Pass Derbyshire "
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. …Continue reading "I’ve Never been skiing"
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 …Continue reading "Tangiers, a lesson in culture for a twelve year old"
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 …Continue reading "The Steak the mud pie and the Harvester"
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 …Continue reading "A Sunday roast on a Saturday "
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 …Continue reading "I have never"
I know it’s another country, but apart from being one of the Technology centres of the world, Japan is home to the ancient warrior code of Bushido and it’s Samurai practitioners of old at least but had influences as recently as world war 2, Failure is not an option! Failure would most likely see the …Continue reading "Just one place Japan "
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 …Continue reading "Nèedles and Apes "
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 …Continue reading "Just one place in Iceland "
First is Ularu Some call it Ayers rock, but others and the Australian aboriginals call it uluru im.not sure why but I find the draw of the too awesome. New York So good they named her twice according to Frank Sinatra and of course the gateway to the new world, passing the majestic statue of …Continue reading "My bucket list, 10 places I want to visit before I go "