There’s no place like home…..

It seems longer than a week since my last post, probably because it was so eventful. There’s been a few tears, and laughter but so pleased to be home. Last Saturday Nina and I enjoyed a massage, another day at the pool relaxing, enjoying the knee popping DJ ‘s tunes and just after the set…

Mountains out of mole hills

What a week! Sunday saw us visit a new build property, just to gain a few ideas, but this has given me further cause to see this as a viable opportunity Monday was one of two work days this week. I had been looking to go away, but couldn’t get myself together at all to…

The Italian Job 1

Thinking about holiday options, Kevin and I decided to go to Florence and Venice in February, and we used Franky Polaine to help get us booked up to visit in June. We said our goodbyes and arrived in Florence at about 2pm, although we were delayed because a certain Mr Trump flew into Stansted! We…

OH 60 Day 4

So the 21st of August was upon us, Kevin’s 60th birthday. I asked him what time he was born and he didn’t know. I was up at 7:15, to find there was no water. After much twiddling with taps I managed to squeeze a dribble to wash my hair. After that whilst drying my hair…

Last meal at the Harbour Grill

We opted to eat in the hotel and as it was raining it was a wise decision. Food was delicious, company great and we toasted the holiday, and Colin’s upcoming big birthday next Sunday. We again found ourselves talking about our families, the joy the heartache but also immense pride! It has been awesome and…

Part 4 Kowloon

We were taken back to central and caught the ferry back to Kowloon. This is on the blue route and our final bus ride of the day. More history more shops, more skyscrapers! Back to our hotel walking to get my daily quota in!

HK part 2 Aberdeen, Stanley and Repulse Bay

The green route covers the North of the island with a good commentary of the history of HK. It seems less urbanised than the South, more of a holiday location. Again I was challenged with twists and turns but breathtaking views! As part of this route we enjoyed a Sampan ride- part 3

Honkers Shonkers Bus tour part 1

Bus trips today. First one by shuttle bus to the ferry. We arrived at central and picked up the red route. There will be 4 parts to this and hopefully the photos, whilst void of noise, hustle and bustle and smells will convey a flavour of Hong Kong! Back at central we go on the…

Hong Kong 🇭🇰

After a flight and fitful sleep we arrived in Hong Kong. After getting our luggage we sourced a taxi to get us to Kowloon where our hotel was. Our rooms would not be ready until 2pm so we just had 4 hours to kill. There was a shuttle bus and we had a map, so…

Ashes to Ashes, Gabba to Hong Kong…..

To see a day of Ashes test cricket, in Australia, was one of the reasons for the timing and destinations of this holiday. We both love cricket, Kevin a very competent bat back in the day! Colin and him met at school, with Colin a demon fast bowler (well he is Jamaican) So tickets were…

Shopping, and Rugby League

Today we went into the city to have on last amble round, Colin went off gift shopping, whilst Kevin and I browsed. Kevin, unusually bought something, a tie, whilst I bought gifts for my friend’s, Debbie, new grandsons, born the day previously. It is so strange to see the Christmas decorations around whilst walking in…

Gold Coast

Today the Magellan Ashes were to start, but our tickets are for Saturday, so what to do? We have decided on a trip to the Gold Coast. A mere 1 1/2 hours on the train to Varsity Lakes, then 1/2 an hour on a bus to Burleigh Heads. Is this a syrup? We arrived just…