Angelica a Fauglia (The Angels of Fauglia)

Sep 05, 15 Angelica a Fauglia (The Angels of Fauglia)

Posted by in Italy 2015, Miscellaneous, Travel

There’s noting I can say or add to the recording below that can convey the sheer beauty of the voices of these ladies (Herma, Geke & Lotte – Aunty, Mum & Daughter). So, listen and luxuriate in the exquisite harmonies of these voices...

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Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Jan 13, 14 Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Posted by in Holland, Miscellaneous, Travel

I love Holland and the Dutch culture …. where else in the world would theme parks and national art museums be so chicly done: The Efteling : Inspired by the artist Anton Pieck The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (10 years in the...

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More Antiqua Roma

Sep 11, 13 More Antiqua Roma

Posted by in Italy 2013, Travel

We’ve packed in another full day of Ancient Roman sites. It makes up for the rather disappointing day we had yesterday when I was robbed on the Metro. I had my pocket picked and lost my iPhone {deep sob}. Spending a couple of hours in an Italian police station was ‘interesting’. It was like something out of the 1930s … weird.

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Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Nov 01, 12 Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Posted by in Holland, Travel

Dagtocht naar Amsterdam – “Day trip to Amsterdam” Yesterday we had a fantastic day trip to Amsterdam which took in a canal tour, a visit to the Rijksmuseum ending up with meal in Dam square.… lekker...

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Shakespeare at the Castle

Aug 10, 12 Shakespeare at the Castle

Posted by in Miscellaneous

We’ve had a great evening of Shakespeare at Vale Castle, a medieval fortification perched above the little Russel overlooking Herm and Jethou. The play was “Julius Caesar”, officially a tragedy, but as it was the “Oddsocks” company performing it they managed to convert it into a hilarious romp through,...

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Colonial Echos

Mar 14, 12 Colonial Echos

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

We rather smugly thought we’d beaten the jet lag and had gotten our bodies into its new routine smoothly. However 4:00am in the morning found us both wide awake so we resigned ourselves to a few more wakeful hours until we would get up for breakfast … 8 hours later though we woke up decidedly confused at 12:30 in the...

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La Bonne Vie

May 06, 11 La Bonne Vie

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011, Travel

Our hotel room, although the size of a large closet, even has a very small balcony which we can sit on overlooking some typically Parisienne street life, cafes and terraces (tres chic :- D) We’ve thrown ourselves into Paris with abandon combining some regular touristy stuff with some “haute culture”. Over our 3...

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Who’s afraid of the Boogie man….

Sep 17, 10 Who’s afraid of the Boogie man….

Posted by in Miscellaneous

Wowzers !!! Last night we went to see, hear and generally inhale the genius that is Jooles Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Band. Boogie Woogie, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Big Band …. enough to satisfy even the biggest musical appetite. The sax solos were mental … they were full on INSANELY BRILLIANT!! 😀 As you can tell...

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An English Idyll

May 31, 09 An English Idyll

Posted by in Cambridge 2009, Travel

Its been a perfect English summer day in which we have somehow packed a whole host of activities. We walked into Cambridge centre this morning under a perfect, clear, summer sky to partake of a good old English roast and a ploughmans meal. Afterwich we went on a tour of the famous Kings Chapel. The word magnificent is too small a...

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Culture overload

May 30, 09 Culture overload

Posted by in Cambridge 2009, Travel

Weve had a fantastic day touring Cambridge with Julie again. The weather has been glorious and we took an open top bus tour around the city followed by lunch at a cost little pub right on the river Cam. Afterwards we went punting on the river expertly piloted by one of the students. Im so glad I didnt go for the self drive option....

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