Tannoy

20 Feb 19
Adventures of a middle aged mountain biker

#travel #adventure #newzealand Well….leaving Christchurch turned out to be more of an adventure than we had planned. We’d been on the road less than an hour before the dashboard on Harvey (the RV) lit up like a Christmas tree, we pulled off the main highway in to a side road in a town called Amberley, […]

20 Feb 19
Tales From The All Night Cafe

On my way up to the north I passed the headquarters of Nestle in this country, with its logo of a mother bird feeding two baby birds in a nest burning bright against the winter night. I knew that there were some people who were apparently incapable of recognising corporate logos – the advertising world […]

20 Feb 19
Writing on Caffeine

Heni pulled the cloth over her face, wincing as the chemicals pulled off the makeup that had stained her face all day. She was used to the sting now, the scar tissue was always more sensitive than the un-scarred skin. She washed the cloth under the tap, before applying more lotion to the cloth and […]

20 Feb 19
blueyedboy

From January’s Man to February flop. It hasn’t been the best month for Tony Mowbray, Rovers or the supporters. If sitting on the cusp of the play-off places after four wins had a slightly heady, surreal feel like that moment on the Big One when you look around the panoramic vista before your head-wrangling descent, […]

19 Feb 19
johnludden

      As we’re heading up the tunnel a dreadful silence around the stadium is greeting the names of the Manchester United team over the loudspeaker. Broken only by sobbing or the screaming out loud of a dead player’s name. In a voice shaking with emotion the tannoy announcer carries out his painful task. […]

19 Feb 19
Baileys: Project Wander

Thinking back over all the places we have been and environments experienced Yosemite Valley stands apart. Few landscapes are just so grand in scale and magnificence, so full of natural drama that you never truly adjust to what you’re surrounded by. For the entire week we were there it didn’t seem completely real, nor do […]

18 Feb 19
60th Caribbean Cruise 2019

We are all up early and at breakfast on deck 16 before 8am. Liz had booked an excursion to explore Barbados, the rest of us had no plans. Tricia, Geoff, Ann-Louise, Robbie and Penny decided to go to a rum distilary and the rest of us thought we would walk to the beach. We set […]

18 Feb 19
Where's Walshy and Flav ?

Hey there dear readers, or should that be Sahwahdeeekha (spelt as it sounds) as they say in Thailand!! You may or may not know, I have decided to embark on another big travelling adventure, so the blog will be up and running again. It’s just where’s walshy this time though, 😔 as unfortunately, poor Flav […]

18 Feb 19
Emergency Services News

What follows below, is a personal account written by one of the many firefighters who attended the Grenfell Fire tragedy. It has been shared by ‘Save The UK Fire Service‘ with the following appeal: ‘In light of Channel 4 Dispatches programme airing tomorrow, we would like to remind our followers of a post we put […]

18 Feb 19
Lizard Tracks

By Liz 5th February – Off we Go! All week we have been preparing and reducing the amount of stuff we are taking, sorting into piles and arranging where to leave these piles when we finally set off. I drove over to Buxton to drop off a car load with Andy’s parents, and then at […]

18 Feb 19
Small girl in a big world

Yes I know you’re probably thinking, I only thought there were seven wonders of the world. Well yes you’re right but the kiwis are convinced that this is number 8. In all honestly I can understand why, because it is absolutely breathtaking. This morning was a very early start – 5 am! Breakfast was served […]