Archive | November 2015

Seahouses sunset


Seahouses, Wednesday 25th November 2015.

Keith Rickaby

Nikon Coolpix S3100 digital compact camera

It’s a sign Jim, but not as we know it…


Central Station, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tuesday 24th November 2015

Suggested reading…

It doesn’t happen as often as it used to, but there are times when we buy and read a Sunday paper over coffee and cake. And it’s usually after we’ve been out for lunch, largely because we know a couple of shops that do good cakes or when Caroline’s had a baking session.

The Sunday paper in question is usually The Observer (other papers are available folks!) and one of the pages we inevitably turn to is Jay Rayner’s restaurant review.

As a fan of Jay’s reviewing style, there wasn’t too much time taken to think about buying his book My Dining Hell (Penguin) when it showed up on Amazon’s Kindle platform here in the UK for the pocket friendly sum of £1.99.

May I recommend it to the house…

Wisepacking meets Rohantime


Lisbon calling – July 2015

Wisepacking meets Rohantime for the second time this year.

This one’s covering items taken along and used when Caroline and I did our September 2015 road trip from Lisbon to Porto, Viana Do Castelo, Aveiro, Coimbra and then back to Lisbon.

Yes, there’s a few references to the Rohan items we’ve bought over the last couple of years, but there’s also mentions for other brands and a couple of suggestions to plug sinks when you’re doing the wash and wear thing whilst on the road…

Thanks go to Sarah from Rohantime once more.



Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite…


Apologies for not presenting the above in the correct manner, but it’s over 45 years since I studied French – the sentiment is there for all to see though…

One of life’s great mysteries…

What do the crew working on a flight do when the following occurs and there’s only about 50 minutes to turn the plane around for the journey home (which is presumably as full as it was on the outward leg…)?

Despite various comments and questions from mum before the seatbelt signs lit up, a youngster pee’d their pants whilst strapped in for the descent to the destination airport.

And yes, the child’s mum did go ballistic when it became apparent that the pee hadn’t just soaked clothes, but also the seat itself and the floor in front of the seat…

Father did ‘fess up to the child’s deed, but it did prompt self and Caroline to wonder what the cabin crew do in such situations – do they change the seat squab, put a cover over the seat or take it out of service?

Here’s hoping that the next occupant of said seat didn’t land in the UK with any damp clothing!