Month: July 2019

Wordless Wednesday – celebration

While I’m away in Australia where I’ll be taking thousands of photos – yes, really – I’m going to keep Wordless Wednesday going. I generally try and feature a photograph from my archive but one taken at a similar time of year. I’ll also… Continue Reading “Wordless Wednesday – celebration”

(Another) Postcard from Sydney: Part II

We spent that first Sunday in Sydney largely walking around its splendid (and free) Botanical Gardens which we accessed from the other side of the wharf. The weather was glorious for a winter’s day as you’ll see from the various photographs. The map below… Continue Reading “(Another) Postcard from Sydney: Part II”

(Another) Postcard from Sydney: Part I

We’ve arrived in Sydney after a stopover in Dubai. I should warn you that if you’re expecting to read about Sydney’s iconic sites, you’re going to be disappointed. If that’s what you’re after, check out my earlier posts from 2010 and 2016. No, this… Continue Reading “(Another) Postcard from Sydney: Part I”

Special Blogger Award

I’d just like to say a big thank you to James K Connor @ Food = Life, a newbie blogger, for nominating me for the Special Blogger award, it’s most kind of him. James and I share a love of food and his blog… Continue Reading “Special Blogger Award”

The Musette: kale, bread and lemon vegan salad

I do like to try new recipes, particularly when my beloved is home. I’m encouraging him to eat more of a plant-based diet so when I spotted this recipe in The Guardian newspaper from Meera Sodha, I resolved to give it a go, largely… Continue Reading “The Musette: kale, bread and lemon vegan salad”

Friday’s holiday photos #1

While we’re away, I’ll be using the Friday slot to post a few photographs from our trip (WiFi permitting). The first ones are from Dubai where we had a few days’ stopover. As to be expected at this time of year, it was hot… Continue Reading “Friday’s holiday photos #1”

Thursday doors #28

We’re currently enjoying a stopover in Dubai en route to Sydney, so it’s only appropriate that this week’s doors hail from the Middle East from many, many years ago.   Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #28”

Wordless Wednesday – idling

While I’m away in Australia where I’ll be taking thousands of photos – yes, really – I’m going to keep Wordless Wednesday going. I generally try and feature a photograph from my archive but one taken at a similar time of year. This one… Continue Reading “Wordless Wednesday – idling”

And, they’re off……………………….

Today we’re flying to Dubai en route for Australia, and another big adventure Down Under. On our three previous trips, we’ve not visited Queensland – too hot. But Australia’s wintertime seems to provide ideal temperatures, plus my beloved is attending a dental exhibition in… Continue Reading “And, they’re off……………………….”

The Basque Country: Bilbao

We’ve probably spent less time in Bilbao than in its fellow Basque cities of San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz and our visits have always been prompted by watching stages in either the Vuelta al Pais Vasco or the Vuelta a Espana. That said, it’s a… Continue Reading “The Basque Country: Bilbao”