A Play, a Pie and a Pint

Two for the price of one. Determined to make the best use of the second day remaining on the City Sight Seeing Glasgow bus tour we have planned an itinerary for the coming day. Weather permitting of course. Our landlord Tom has prepared us another veritable feast to begin our day. Pam of course is…

Glasgow, Scotland

Making an early start after Paul and Mavis wish us well and Pam gives Martin one last cuddle we leave the rural comfort of Deri Fawr for the final time. Two and a half hours driving, an hour or so sitting around in Manchester station waiting for a train then three and a half hours…

Newborough Forest and Ynys Llanddwyn

Sunday of the last weekend before Paul and Mavis return from Australia begins with the sun climbing into a bright blue sky. Our drive between Byrn Celli Ddu and Aberffraw had taken us past Newborough Forest. In fact we mistakenly pulled up in one of the car parks that is used by horse riders to…

Red Wharf

The first of the guests to stay here at Deri Fawr, in the self catering accommodation units arrives. During their first full night the gas supplying the stove in the unit runs out and I spend a frantic half hour stumbling around in the mud, dark and freezing rain finding and reconnecting a full gas…

Isle of Anglesey

Thus far during our travels Pam and I have been extremely fortunate with weather conditions. In my mind it is almost like sunshine is following in our footsteps. Of course there have been periods of rain and grey skies however a short revisit of our photos posted in our blog entries shows mostly one deep…

Zagreb-Heathrow-Manchester-Anglesey-Deri Fawr

International air travel garners excitement completely based on destination and imagination. Details of the actual traveling part seem often humdrum. Up and at ’em Atom Ant. We pack, check, walk to tram stop, catch the number 6 tram to bus station and discover that tickets to the airport are purchased on the airport bus from…

Croatian Kindness

Properly speaking this blog entry should be called Croatian and Montenegrin kindness for we have been showered with good will in both countries. I was simply looking for an alliterative title. Croatia and Montenegro are undoubtably filled with areas of great natural beauty. Cities walled by ancient fortifications are filled with historical buildings and artifacts.…

A Day of Mestrovic

Zagreb has that certain something something. An intangible vibe that the French people vaguely term Je Nes Sais Quoi. Is it the blue trams, the gorgeous people, the public art work, the historical buildings? Or is it all these things and more that had me saying ‘Wow, we are in Zagreb’ on our initial arrival…

Budva and Back

Time tumbles by like a boulder crashing down the precipitous slopes of the mountain sides ringing Kotor. Mere mortals are left crushed in it’s wake in their feeble attempts to divert generated inexorable momentum. No sooner are we acclimatised to the beauty of our surroundings we are moving on. No gathering of moss allowed despite…