Stranger in a Strange Land: Part Six

In February I went to Barcelona for my 50th birthday, I wanted to see Sagrada Familia but here’s the thing, there was one guard at passport control and as the entire plane disembarked and queued up to go through he barely glanced up from his newspaper and just waved us on, I can’t tell you […]

A Song for Europe? I don’t think so sweetie..

It’s Eurovision (Song For Europe) right now as I write this, and it’s hard to explain this tradition to non-Europeans but what started out as a high minded song contest between European countries is now just an object lesson in ritual humiliation not just for all the contestants but for the UK as well. Quote […]

Stranger in a Strange Land: Part Five

It seems I am to lose yet another of life’s little pleasures, after being scolded by the government (who are determined to suck ALL the fun out of life)  for eating butter, salt, ice-cream, white bread and Mars bars dipped in batter and fried, (not all at the same time), now it seems I am […]

Stranger in a Strange Land: Part Four

One of the many things I find interesting about flying to the States is that when over Maine (ME) I always notice Bangor and Belfast come up on the moving maps, after being raised (ie trailed up backwards) in Bangor, Northern Ireland (NI) and spent lots of time in Belfast, it always makes me smile […]

Wise Words (part deux)

Wise Words from Audrey Hepburn For attractive lips, speak words of kindness… For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk […]

The T-Mobile Royal Wedding Spoof

Totally Excellent! I hope you can all see it in whichever country you are visiting from, if not then do a search for T-Mobile Royal Wedding on youtube :)