The writing is on the wall in Prague

Prague is pretty much the centre of Europe and it has been central to changes in Europe for centuries. And again these proud people who have been occupied and reoccupied by invaders and hostile political forces on countless occasions have risen up against their rulers to claim back their country for themselves. About 250,000 people […]

My regards to Broadway

Apropos nothing really, but here’s a selection of piccies from the Broadway stars whom Universal Studios brought to the American Travel fair just for our lunch entertainment over the last couple of years. In a really tangential way I got thinking musicals when flagging up Aer Lingus’s offers http://www.aerlingus.com… see Flyday Friday. And then I […]

My weekend with Marilyn

Goodbye Norma Jean! So, this is where Marilyn finally found her rest from the lascivious attentions of the manipulative men who hounded her to her death. Unisignposted and in an unassuming square at the back a Los Angeles office block lies the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, But who’s this lying next to her? Only […]

Flyday Friday

It’s the final straw. Well done Emirates for introducing eco-friendly paper straws this month. And binning plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers and replacing them with eco-friendly alternatives. And from August plastic bags used for Inflight Retail purchases are to be replaced with paper bags. It reckons it will be able to remove an estimated 81.7 […]

Sign me up for the end of the world

A Galician piper belts out a Celtic tune by the lighthouse of Finisterre, the westernmost point of their world. A sign with the Camino shell marks 0.00km. Many pilgrims continue by foot from Santiago to Finisterre. Wendy and I, or Waspwoman as you will know her from our Camino adventures when I accidentally swotted a […]

FLYDAY FRIDAY

Purple reigns, purple reigns… in Minneapolis, Barbados, LA. Everywhere. You heard it here first… the twin cities are THE American cities to go to this year. You can rock to Prince at his Paisley Park home just as I did with Di-Di, above, at Barbados Crop Over, visit great shopping malls, eat at top restaurants […]