Category Archives: Travellers Tales

Halloween…switch off the lights!

It seems that every year the “tradition” becomes even more of a tradition in Britain, being used as marketing ploy by every household name; my inbox has been swamped with assorted offers to help me “celebrate” in restaurants, cocktail bars … Continue reading

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Curiosity killed the rat…

Catching up in the garden after being away is always something of a leap into the unknown…the life of the place has continued in my absence, the flora has had to cope without my attention whilst the fauna has continued … Continue reading

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Stormy weather and the spell of the sea….time to read and listen to the waves.

Stuck indoors due to stormy rains and blowing gales, today I’ve sat and progressed through one of several books started some time ago and which have accompanied me over long journeys, to be opened, read, marked and left for another … Continue reading

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February 28, 2015; 100 years ago today….

 A Channel Passage The damned ship lurched and slithered. Quiet and quick My cold gorge rose; the long sea rolled; I knew I must think hard of something, or be sick; And could only think hard of one thing - you! … Continue reading

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A country re-visited, footsteps retracing the path to the little house at Trimithi

Cyprus, the sweet land… My return to Cyprus was certainly planned to be a holiday….After an intense year of full-time study to achieve the longed-for Masters degree the 24 night trip offered a complete break. In fact I didn’t even … Continue reading

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Who knows where the time goes?

Several months have disappeared since my last posting….my silence most definitely not due to lack of interest but rather too much involvement in following world events…and discussing them with friends and strangers. Job and university applications snatched chunks of time..the … Continue reading

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Across The Pond….Will Hurricane Sandy halt Halloween Celebrations in New York this year?

  A cold, grey day by the English seaside: today looks calm and not at all threatening: I’ll go out later in light winter coat, bright red gloves and my favourite pink/black “Arab-style” cotton scarf which has proved so useful … Continue reading

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In case it’s hot again tomorrow…notes on MINT TEA

MINT TEA….a hot drink that brings instant recovery European travellers experiencing intense North African heat will find instant refreshment if they request Mint Tea…no visitor to Morocco should miss out on a charming-shaped tea pot with fresh mint leaves poking … Continue reading

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