Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rails in Wales

I have just been for an evening stroll along the causeway at Porthmadog, North Wales: I was observed by Skimbleshanks the railway cat.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kens Hens

Owning hens has many advantages says my colleague and friend Ken - here's Fatimah: A lay a day helps you work rest and play.
Unlike last year, the rain is holding off: A village in Yorkshire hosts a music festival.
The main stage is in the grave yard. Unfortunately the Krypt Kicker Five are otherwise engaged.
Whereas music, beer and tandoori style barbeque is tolerated, the national games are not.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pan Epirotik (sic) Scrabble Challenge

After 3 rounds I am clearly not the winner and have been branded a racist.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Maple Leaf in Greece

The best taverna in Syvota is run by a Greek/Canadian and Turkish couple with a waiter from Macclesfield...
Thank you Mert for the best sodjakakia I've eaten in ages. Sorry Angie for diverting Mert from his kitchen duties with my stories of Ottoman Greek relics in Asia Minor.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Meet Speedy

This is an unusual place - normally in Greece a hotel might host, say, three scraggy cats and a regular visitation of the local dog population: Here we have a veritable galapogosistic menagerie of tortoise.

Ionian Inferno

It's hot here and getting more so by the day! Sunset is becoming the most welcome event but that is not to say that a 3 1/2 hour mountain bike ride to Perdika was not entirely a slog: This is great motorbiking territory with sweeping switch back bends running mostly by the opal blue sea...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sag mir wo die Blumen sind

The nine of us participating in the "France for the Nervous" weekend 'cycle tour of Normandy visited Vimy ridge and took in the poignancy of the Canadian memorial.

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