Archive For: Travelling

from haybox to wonderbag

from haybox to wonderbag

Those of you old enough to remember the three day week and the oil crisis will remember sudden and unexpected power cuts and half cooked dinners.  My mother overcame this by making a haybox.  To be fair rather than using hay she used a sturdy wooden box and a selection of cushions.  The idea was ... Read More
 

luggage, ex-pat kids and airports

I love airports.  I think is it partly because I spent much of my childhood as an ex-pat child.  I was one of those children with a red and white striped label around their neck being escorted through security.  I grew to hate the being escorted everywhere bit, but I did rather like the Air ... Read More
 
lessons learned

lessons learned

So I have been living out of a suitcase for three weeks.  I brought too much.  I could have got away with half of what I brought with  me.  But every lesson learned is a good lesson. Time out, and certainly time travelling (as in time spent travelling not the Tardis variety) gives you plenty ... Read More
 
people who care

people who care

The trip is drawing to a close.  Only ten days to go.  Am seriously considering how to emigrate, on my own if necessary. Things I love about Australia: The weather The weather The weather…. Everyone is so friendly.  I have no idea how Londoners (and I can say that as I was born and brought ... Read More
 
experience don’t record

experience don’t record

One thing that is immediately obvious when you hit any form of tourist trail is that the cameras come out.  Picture of Tower Bridge, tick; picture of Sydney Opera House, tick.  Where it really struck me how much people were linked permanently to cameras/phones was at the Aquarium in Melbourne. I didn’t take a single ... Read More
 

london calling …..

The Singer and I are off to London for the weekend.  She turned 18 last month and this is her birthday treat.  I had one at the same age and I still remember it.  We are staying at The Savoy (thank you for club deals…..) going to dinner on Friday evening.  On Saturday she, like ... Read More