Rod Still Rocking Remarkably at 74

The first time I saw Rod Stewart in concert, was a couple of days after the devastating Birmingham Pub bombing on November 21st 1974. The Tavern in the Town, one of the two establishments targeted, was adjacent to the Odeon where Rod performed. I would've been 15 years old. I can't imagine how they managed … Continue reading Rod Still Rocking Remarkably at 74

Back on Board Before Retreating and Picking Up Barry’s ILTR Permit

Travelling back to Barry on Wednesday involved a variety of transport. Firstly a water bus to the airport, which took an hour. Very pleasant. Then a couple of hours wait turned into three, as the first flight to Amsterdam,was delayed. I'd been tempted by the offer to check in my hand baggage for free as … Continue reading Back on Board Before Retreating and Picking Up Barry’s ILTR Permit

Day Fifteen – Living In Interesting Times and Good News to Report

We've noticed a prolific amount of posters titled "May You Live In Interesting Times", but not really investigated what they were promoting. Until that is, we decided to wander along the waterway after our buffet breakfast, and found a garden filled with spectacular sculptures. Wow! Again! Just before walking, we went up in the lift … Continue reading Day Fifteen – Living In Interesting Times and Good News to Report

Day Fourteen – Surprisingly Impressed by Venice

I'd heard from my sister and brother-in-law that Venice was astounding. But to be honest it's not been a place I've ever hankered after visiting. It's quite different in many ways to what I'd imagined. And I adore it! Im not sure if Barry would, but I wish he'd had the chance to find out! … Continue reading Day Fourteen – Surprisingly Impressed by Venice

Day Thirteen – Crossing Four Countries in One Day

This whole trip has been amazing. Last week I crossed almost the breadth of France. Today we travelled from Colmar to Venice, via Basel and Milan. We began at 0921hrs, and ended at 2113hrs. What a journey! The trains in Europe are comfortable though a little cramped when you're sitting for hours. Out of the … Continue reading Day Thirteen – Crossing Four Countries in One Day