Wedding Day

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Tomorrow is the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and as I watch some of the preparations on TV it certainly brings back memories. No, not of my wedding day. Ha! Ha! But of Charles and Diana! I recollect all those years ago, joining the revellers in London camping out to get a glimpse… Read more »

Semana Santa

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  As we hurtle towards Easter weekend, children everywhere get excited about the thought of Easter Eggs and chocolate. I have no problem with that being a chocoholic myself. But what is Easter really all about? Actually it is the most important holiday in the Christian/Catholic community. Called Semana Santa in Mexico and Spanish speaking… Read more »

Otley

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  Well what a surprise! So soon after my visit to Ilkley and I found myself in the neighbouring Yorkshire town of Otley. Not been there for years. There are some obvious changes.  The outdoor swimming pool has gone. Hardly surprising with our  typical British weather. Though the afternoon strole along the banks of the… Read more »

“On Ilkla Moor Baht’at”

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  Today I visited a school in the lovely spa town of Ilkley, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The scenery is rather fine and I was so tempted to skip the school and keep driving deep into Lower Wharfedale. Only joking! It seems that the song, "On Ilkla Moor Baht’at," is recognised… Read more »

UK Office

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  Drrr. Just typed a blog, then deleted the flipping thing. A writer’s nightmare! O.K. So in brief, I am back in the UK office, with every intention of dieting this week. All that Italian pasta, cappuccinos, fine wine. Not to mention the occassional beer and ice cream, has played havoc with the waist band…. Read more »