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Sicily – coast to coast!

We’re just back from our second visit to Sicily this year.

First was a TUI package – this one was an independent effort.

Flew from Liverpool to Palermo, six nights in Palermo, bus and taxi to Ragusa Ibla for five nights then to Catania for one night only before our flight to Manchester.

Great time, good food, food for thought and some interesting sights.

Plus how we got outside Inspector Montalbano’s house and why we were in his office at Vigata police station a fortnight ago.

An inspector calls…

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First the house, now the office…

Whose office and desk is this?

Who lives in a house like this?

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Earlier today, somewhere in Europe!

Boggle Hole

The pics that got away last week!

Boggle Hole Youth Hostel is near Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby on the Yorkshire coast.

Although Caroline and I both started hostelling through YHA in the 1970’s, neither of us had stayed there before.

Gone are the days of filling out a booking form, getting a postal order and sending both to the hostel along with a stamped self addressed envelope.

Our stay on this occasion was made via Expedia a few days before we headed off.

Comfy hostel? Yes…

Member’s kitchen? Yes…

Bar and cafe? Yes…

Will we go back? Yes…

Does the new app work on the new phone?

If you’re reading this, the answer is also Yes!

Boggle Hole

There should be a pic here, but new phone says no!

Will post it when we’re back home…

No title this time…

After writing a couple of posts recently regarding well known people, this one is about someone closer to home…

I’d seen a job advertised recently for a store manager’s post over in Halifax, but decided not to go for it as I’d worked for that company a couple of times and had walked away from their employ back in 2013 – I finished on the Friday and Caroline & I were having a good meal and some fine wine on a bar terrace overlooking Lisbon city centre 24 hours later.

As I’d got to know Peter┬áthe manager of Halifax quite well, I thought that he’d decided to retire after a sizeable length of service with the company. But no.

I found out on Friday that he’d passed away just before Christmas and that his funeral had apparently taken place on Christmas Eve.

Always one of the good guys…

Surprised at this news story…

As someone who has worn, tested or otherwise used Gore-tex in its many forms over the last thirty years or so, I was surprised to see this news story on the BBC here in the UK yesterday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-34142486

Here’s hoping that there is a happier ending to the story.