Archive | April 2019

Going with the flow…

Shouting lava, lava, lava…

You couldn’t see the source, but these shots were taken near the first base on Mt. Etna, Sicily last Wednesday.

It’s just over four hours since we touched down at Manchester Airport following our flight from Catania and, yes, we had a great week over in Sicily on what for us was a drastic change from our usual methods of travelling.

A package holiday with TUI…

They made us an offer we couldn’t refuse just four Mondays ago, so we were in warm climes rather than in a cottage on the North York Moors for a week.

We did see the top of Etna, but as I haven’t downloaded the images from the Nikon compact yet, there’s just these two from the iPad to set the scene.

Did we enjoy Sicily? Oh yes, so much so that we’ve already talked about a return visit.

The trip report will be along shortly and it may be sooner rather than later as I haven’t had my work rota for the next three weeks or so clarified yet.

I know what my hours are supposed to be, but these may change as it’s a major holiday weekend next weekend and a mid-season sale is due to start on Tuesday next.

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The final countdown?

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As one deadline passes and one, two or more rear their heads, we still don’t know what’s happening with regards to Brexit!

With that in mind, I give you a list of tunes to ponder on as the powers that be here in the UK discuss things…

The Final Countdown – Europe

Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now – The Clash

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

Madness – Madness

In Between Days – The Cure

State Of Mind – Fish

51st State – New Model Army

Mama Weer All Crazee Now – Slade

Slip Sliding Away – Paul Simon

On a different note, it’s a good job I checked the exchange rates on Monday when getting some Euros for next week.

Our local supermarket was offering a better deal than where I’d ordered from.

Mentioned this to our supplier who proceeded to check the supermarket’s rate and match it.

Result was an extra €15 or so to take away with us – a couple of local train trips for two at our destination or a larger light lunch!