Category Archives: holidays

The Dangers Of Holidays

Readers of this blog will know that I have a bit of a rep for organizing disasters for holidays, so much so that my father christened my holiday planning ‘Dickhead Tours’ many years ago. Today I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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Italy, One Last Time

I’m staying in a village in the Colli Euganei National Park near Padua. These a few images from our first evening. We’ve eaten well and here’s some foodie shots to make you jealous. Today we walked around some of the … Continue reading

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Images of Venice

We decided to walk around the town today and the countryside tomorrow. Here are some images The last image is what you first see on leaving the station. It’s easy to be blown away. And then the threatened storm rumbles … Continue reading

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Ok So I’m A Lucky…

Just landing… it started like this Went to this… And ended with these In point of fact I’m staying an hour away with friends for some walking but it happens Venice is the nearest airport. Maybe we’ll pop in…

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Why Not Party Like It’s 2022 #finland #beingbonkers

The (young, female) Finnish Prime Minister came in for some ridiculous flak for being filmed letting her hair down with some friends. I can understand people wondering how at the point of filming Michael Gove giving it some some, but, … Continue reading

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West Country Disasters

Recently, a story appeared in the press about a family who won a £3 million house in the West Country in a raffle. It was their ‘dream’ home, hardly surprisingly. And the pictures of the setting seemed spectacular. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Holiday Temptations

A blogging friend (Anabel who posts here) is off to Lewis in the Hebrides for a holiday later this year. I holidayed there with the Textiliste back in 2015 and we had a splendid time of it. I even waxed … Continue reading

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Dukes, Daves And Driving

In the light of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, known as Phil the Greek to we schoolboys back whenever, I was recalling my own skirmishes with the Duke of Edinburgh award. It wasn’t a success and I never … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Apart #canada #rockies # holidays

In 2013 I visited Canada with my wife, the Textiliste and my children, the Broker (formerly known as the Lawyer) and the Vet. We’ve stayed in Banff and visited Lake Louise and the Six Glaciers. Today it’s… Moraine Lake and … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Deux and a Half #holidays #canada #rockies

We left me sitting at a tea house, up a mountain, communing with a chipmunk, blissful in the fresh air. I like a good walk, I like tea even more and the day was only half done. ‘Maybe,’ said Anika, … Continue reading

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