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 "
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 …Continue reading "What does Christmas Time mean to you"
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"
Are you going to North America, if so is it poison ivy season, it’s at its worst in the Spring if you follow this link you’ll learn more than I could ever know. Prevent poison ivy rash with www.buyrhustox.com The link takes you to a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about Identifying …Continue reading "Are you going to North America "
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 "
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 …Continue reading "Just one place Amsterdam"
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 "
On hundred and fifty years ago Valparaiso, Chile was one of the world’s busiest ports. Located half way along the Pacific coast of South America it was an essential stopping point for vessels rounding Cape Horn on the way to California from the East Coast of the United States and from Europe. Wealthy with the …Continue reading "Just one Place Valparaiso, Chile"