I did not get to make a blog post last week as I was in Dubrovnik on a family holiday. It was my second visit to the city, the first being about 3 years ago when our cruise ship called at the port. This time we got spend a little longer and very much appreciated … Continue reading If the World were like Dubrovnik!
I consider it a milestone in my recovery from foot surgery that I recently managed to take a short holiday. It was the reason for me posting late again. My wife planned a visit to both London and Paris spread over a week. I have to admit that I was not sure if I was … Continue reading Getting My Travelling Legs Back
As my surgery is approaching and I now know that I will be out of action for effectively 6 months my wife decided that we should do something as in a brief holiday. Our timing was not particularly brilliant. The weather in the few days leading up to our little road trip was actually quite … Continue reading Having Fun while Avoiding the Beast from the East 2
Note: In the wake of what happened in London recently this post, which was inspired by a holiday I have just returned from, seems all the more fitting, if only because the imbecile who killed people because of his corrupted view of life is and never will be representative of the majority of people who … Continue reading Arabia – Exotic and Distant in My Childhood Memories
Going on a cruise might not seem like the obvious holiday choice for someone who is disabled with impaired mobility: well, it is a boat, it rocks about a bit and there are those stairs to consider, and what about getting on and off? To be honest, this is not that much different to my … Continue reading Venice to Barcelona by Sea Day One – Getting Started.
Once again I find that life gets in the way of the things that I want to do, like writing for instance. Of course I had no intention of getting so distracted but it happened anyway. There is always an element of opportunity in these things; however, you just have to be canny enough to spot it when it is there.
Life, whether you want it to or not, intrudes into writing. This is even more keenly felt when you live with a significant other, such as a spouse, who happens to have a birthday on a weekend. Now I am not yet a highly successful author sat in their own study in some palatial mansion, … Continue reading Doesn’t Time Fly When You’re Having Fun!
Despite writing about Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway in 1066, I had no intention of visiting the country of his birth; it was all my wife’s doing! Not that I was given reason to complain, I have been interested in taking a cruise for a while now but I had also been thinking of … Continue reading Posh Frocks, Bowties and doing Norway in Style
Today I am going to travel to Germany for a cruise down the Rhine! The journey starts with a ferry crossing of the North Sea to Rotterdam and then a coach trip to Cologne where we pickboard the MV Virginia. I expect to see pleny of castles and majestic mountains as we head south sipping … Continue reading Taking a break