After our short Austrian stay (with various interesting weather conditions) our old home at least pretended it was pleased to see us by spoiling us with the most beautiful Autumn Weather. Munich does Autumn particularly well, and whilst a lot of people head to the Englischer Gartens in the Summer months to relax and enjoy […]
Memories of beautiful Santorini… A Greek island famous for many things – exquisite sunsets dramatic enough to draw cheers from onlookers as the sun takes its nightly dip in the ocean (John especially enjoyed those!), the iconic backdrop of blue and white buildings that seemingly perch on the side of vertiginous cliffs, wonderful local produce, […]
A scene from a trip back “home” recently, taken from the back of the Viktualienmarkt. A view we took for granted once. It was really nice to have some Bavarian blue sky to frame it perfectly!
Imagine if you will a day on your alpine holiday when the weather is truly cold, squally and wet, and your family is less than enthusiastic about being outside at all. You on the other hand, have stuffed yourself so full of Kaiserschmarnn (fried pancakes in butter with raisins and plum jam or apple sauce!) […]
Mud excavations in the chilly sun this morning. Beautiful day for it!
I thought it was about time I put together a little “Hiking with Kids post”, with a few tips from myself and a lot of inspiration from a few fellow travellers on how to ensure that you enjoy a memorable hike WITHOUT too much moaning along the way (from any member of your group!)… As […]
A slightly different angle to my “Sunday Photo” this week… Isn’t the roof of Kings Cross beautiful? I have never actually noticed before. As is the roof of Waterloo, under which I must have spent thousands of hours over the years, staring up at the boards, waiting for that all platform number to flicker into […]
Garden gnomes. I have often wondered where they originated from, and why they make appearances (less commonly than they used to perhaps!) in our gardens. Well not mine, but you know… It’s one of those obscure thoughts that can be found whirling around the inside of my skull on the odd night that I can’t […]
Autumn Sun in Munich last week. Munich does Autumn really well…
We spent the last week in both Austria and Bavaria, dividing our time between the mountains of Mittersill and our old home of Munich for the remainder, in what was probably our favourite trip of 2017 (so far!)… Leaving behind a grey Gatwick, and buffeted on our way by reasonably gentle Hurricane Brian (who names […]