Another August bank holiday

August bank holiday is quite remarkable. It’s perhaps the most consistent national holiday weekend, usually enjoying at least pleasant weather – and this year was certainly no exception: temperatures soared; clouds parted; and, somewhat unbelievably after the summer, the wind dropped. For school kids, it’s the last big weekend before the new school year starts. … Continue reading Another August bank holiday

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Summertime, and the livin’ is busy

Summer is always busy. Despite the need to discuss even more than usual the seasonal or unseasonable weather (and grumble a bit when it doesn’t turn out as hot as expected, then grumble some more it turns too hot), it’s still the time when every village, town and city hosts most of its annual shows … Continue reading Summertime, and the livin’ is busy

Breaking out from The Cage: the start of a new adventure…

Just over a month ago, I broke out from the cage. Since then, everything has been rather swept onto a sort of rollercoaster ride of activity, excursions and reunions, travelling at such a speed there’s been no time to muse about life and I’ve merely been trying to keep my hands gripped tight on the … Continue reading Breaking out from The Cage: the start of a new adventure…

8 days, 3 Countries, 1 study trip and a lot of fun

So, my camera arrived! I am still astounded by the generosity of 'Hip' (their term, not mine) Mistral Cafe who sent it all the way back to Poland. It's amazing the faith in humanity travelling can restore for you. As the College split into 4 groups, heading to Georgia/Armenia, Belgium/Luxembourg, the Baltic and of course the Visegrad, … Continue reading 8 days, 3 Countries, 1 study trip and a lot of fun