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23rd June 2016

German Railways, Don't You Just Love It.
For those who have a Marklin model railway know that the German rail system is just a grown up version of what is whizzing around the layout in that special room. Never use Hornby in the same breath. Enjoy.
21st June 2016

Tow paths of old = cycle paths today
We experienced similar paths when we cycled part of the Danube on our river cruise a few years ago. These were of course original tow paths for the horses or oxen that pulled the engineless barges up river against the current. A great new use for them I modern times as they are relatively flat and close to a scenic river! Also well remember seeing grapes growing on very steep hillsides throughout Germany and wondering how they do the harvest.
21st June 2016

The path was certainly an easy walk in comparison to the mountains of the Dolomites!Watched them spary the vines on near vertical hillside yesterday,amazing.Perhaps they just shake the vines and the grapes simply roll to the bottom of the hill !
9th June 2016

Where are the buttercups?
Interesting to read of fields of yellow dandelions what about butter cups? Also wondering about St Bernard dogs lumbering along carrying barrels of brandy attached to their collars?
14th June 2016

Couldn't make out any that were buttercups but the dandelions were certainly in profusion.No,didn't meet any St Bernards although we could have done with a brandy after the hike on the third day!
30th May 2016

We agree but really would they be seeing what we are and having a different kind of fun and adventure
23rd May 2016

Swimming at Villefranche-sur-Mer
We had a lovely time driving the zig-zag road down to the beach. What a wonderful swim in the warm, clear Mediterranean waters. The day before we enjoyed a lovely waterfront lunch at Villefranche while exploring the area by train along the coast when we also stopped at Monaco and Nice.
23rd May 2016

Just time enough to stop and take in the scenery in three places around the bay.It was a beautiful sight the clear water.
3rd May 2016

Uncle Bob's origins
Question from Tim for you.....what is the origin of the expression "Bob's your uncle"?
4th May 2016

Yes we did them flying all over the place probably to annoy the Spaniards!And we did wonder whether you had one.While we are thinking about it are there any others that we might be able to pick up for you as we continue.We plan to go through Lichinstein(?),San Remo(Italian coast and not sure if they have a flag)Norway,Denmark and we think Sweden.We guess you have the home countries and Ireland already as well as Germany,France,Italy and Austria.Let us know
4th May 2016

It is an expression that we use a lot in our family although not sure where it came from for us to use it as I can't recall Mum or Dad using it.It is a British and Commonwealth expression from 1880's and means 'everything is alright'Sounds like it might have been cockney slang to me.Our girls and their hubbys now count it as a 'Benvieism' along with many others that we use to make them laugh at our funny ways!
3rd May 2016

Flags again
Didn't realise Gibraltar had its own flag....did you see any flying?
28th April 2016

Great writing
A particularly descriptive blog today thank you- gave us quite vivid mental pictures on top of some great photos of your day in Seville.
28th April 2016

Thank you KJ & Tim(didn't know he was reading them too)Seville was a lovely city and it is easy for ones senses to come alive there.Not so sure about Cordoba where we are for a couple of days but we shall see with a visit today to the Mosque built in the 1200's
17th April 2016

Wonderful blog!
I have finally discovered your blog, and am impressed by the dialogue and photos! I hope you got to visit some of the port 'vintners' in Porto - the white port is to die for!!! I am re-reading Carol Drinkwater's "The Olive Tree" where she travels around the Med seeking the oldest trees and the history. First third or more of the book is about Spain, and is very interesting as she travels along and covers a lot of historical facts etc as well as her travel experiences. Take care, and enjoy the journey. Hope the weather improves. You will love the Moorish Alhambra Palace just out of Grenada!!!
17th April 2016

Judith,welcome to the BBA V3,come along and enjoy the ride.We are currently in Evora soaking up the history back to Roman times.Today its is back to the southern Portuguese coast.Didn't get to see Porto due to the nasty flu bug that struck us but have a bottle of port in our supplies given to us by our Air BnB host.Trust all well with you as winter edges closer for you.
13th April 2016

Would the flu shot have helped?
Had my annual flu shot about the time your whole flu drama started and wondered if it would have helped the travellers.....they do try to get the best mix of strains after following the northern hemisphere flu season south. Hope you are both feeling much better and keep a watch out for potential relapses.
13th April 2016

Might have helped but didn't give the full blown flu a thought.In the past we have usually picked up a cold after a week or so which we have always put down to the a/c on the aircraft.But didn't get that this time.Much better now just a cough to get rid of.At least we are back to sightseeing and doing all that we came here for.
13th April 2016

Porto
Shame about Porto I thought was lovely- especially the port tasting -maybe that would have helped the recovery
13th April 2016

Don't worry,our host at the AirBnB apartment gave us a bottle of tawny port so it is something we can enjoy into the future!
13th April 2016

Porto
Shame about Porto I thought was lovely- especially the port tasting -maybe that would have helped the recovery
12th April 2016

Get well soon...
I can empathize having just got over a bad cold after three weeks. However, being sick on holiday makes it worse. I hope you find the warm temperatures soon.
12th April 2016

Staying near Nazare,Portugal and things are on the improve.It is just one of those things.

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