browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Author Archives: Paul

End Of The Tour

I could have ended in London, where we stayed with my mum for a couple of nights and met up with our eldest son who helped to set up the Deptford Cinema, a community project which featured that night on BBC local news in one of those coincidences of timing. Next day we left for … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another Anniversary

My views on Margate have had mixed reactions. There are some who think it a wonderful place and are optimistic about its future. Others see it as a rundown hangover from a past that is irrelevant today. Some see it as a chance for those who cannot afford to live in London or Brighton, but … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Down To The Waters

Waking up in Travelodge we decided to get up and out before breakfast to head for Dungeness. It meant a drive down through Kent and we wanted to travel so we could enjoy the countryside. The weather was supposed to deteriorate over the course of the day, so an early start was advisable. Google offered … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Leaving It To Chance

Driving means you have less time to look around and definitely reduces your appreciation of the world about you. All I could see on the journey south from Market Harborough to Maidstone was the tailgate of trucks on the A14, M11, M25, M2, etc. What was visible of the countryside was that great monoculture of … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It was Forty Years Ago Today…

Market Harborough is a pleasant enough town. It could do with a little attention being paid to the river that runs through it, unless a series of stagnant pools instead of a flowing stream is what they planned to have beside the car park. There's no easy access to the mowed strip of grass that … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

It was Forty Years Ago Today…

Market Harborough is a pleasant enough town. It could do with a little attention being paid to the river that runs through it, unless a series of stagnant pools instead of a flowing stream is what they planned to have beside the car park. There's no easy access to the mowed strip of grass that … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Anniversary Tour

Forty years ago, I was carrying out the traditional 'decorate your mother in law's house' ritual, on the day before my wedding. Only later did I discover that there is an alternative tradition of a stag night. But to be honest, I would have been too tired after nailing down stair carpet before getting the … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Are We There Yet?

The journey home. It has been possible to ignore the approaching end of the trip until Barcelona, but this next three train rides are an extended full stop to our adventure. The TGV takes six hours from warm spring sunshine to deep winter chill, with some snow thrown in on the way. By the time … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Córdoba to Barcelona Sants

I already want to return to Córdoba after this too brief visit. Christina has been here to learn Spanish as a teenager and I cannot understand why it has taken us so long to get here. She says we've never had the chance to, but I'm wondering. I mean, it's 21 degrees C and she's … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One Night in Old Córdoba

The ferry from Tangier to Tarifa was supposed to leave at ten o'clock. We were not looking to have the mad dash we had last time, so packed our bags the night before and had breakfast as soon as the restaurant opened. We had the room and all the staff to ourselves. Aside from having … Continue reading »

Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment