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Posted on 1:30pm Thursday 28th July 2011
WHEN we were heading down to Virginia, USA, ostensibly to meet up with my wife Ellie’s old nursing colleague who she had not met in 40 years, we decided to take in a few sights on the way, such as Washington and Shenandoah.
Posted on 1:30pm Thursday 21st July 2011
THE Americans used to get annoyed at the way in which the Native American Indians talked of times long ago “before the time you call history”. The US white history is very short, but it is a subject over which they are immensely proud.
Posted on 1:30pm Thursday 14th July 2011
I HAVE been very fortunate. I have already referred to the 70th birthday party we had in France. That had snowballed into a far bigger production than originally schemed but it proved very enjoyable and memorable nevertheless.
Posted on 1:30pm Thursday 7th July 2011
SAN SEBASTIAN (Irun in Basque) is quite a stunning city. I had been told it was special and it was that special I was not disappointed. It is said the city boasts the finest city beaches in Europe and while we have not traversed all the coastlines of the continent, I can imagine it is likely to be so.
Posted on 1:30pm Thursday 30th June 2011
AMONG the outstanding presents I received on reaching my 70th birthday was a treat from our youngest, Spanish-based daughter. She paid for three nights in a fine hotel in La Rioja, Spain.