Tag Archives: Travel

Jersey (Back Again)

It was April 14th 1976 when I first landed in Jersey, Channel Islands and if you’ve read my previous post ‘So I left Home’ and ‘So, I left Home (2)‘ you’ll know where that ended up. You may have realised that … Continue reading

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Whitby, Count Dracula and Fish and Chips

When Bram Stoker arrived at Mrs Veazey’s guesthouse in Whitby in 1890 did he imagine that 128 years later there would be a ‘Dracula  Experience?’ Probably not 🙂  But, a trip to the library, Abbey and graveyard and he had the … Continue reading

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SILH (10) Lets Join the Foreign Legion (Part 2)

Ahh, breakfast in Paris, OK it wasn’t the Champs-Elysees, but the bread and coffee was good. After a few days Corporal Yarring told us we were taking the night train to Aubagne, Marseille, the Legion’s headquarters and selection. Selection!? No … Continue reading

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SILH (9) Lets Join the Foreign Legion (Part 1)

I enjoyed sharing my experiences in the SILH series so I thought I’d write a little more (narcissism? Hmmm) Anyway, I had returned to Jersey after the Spanish adventure SILH (1to 8) and I met a very pretty girl, so that was … Continue reading

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Magic of York Museum Gardens

  If you read my bio on my Twitter account it says “Humour me, I’m old and grumpy.” So you can imagine my response to the suggestion of a trip to York to see some lights. But I have to … Continue reading

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SILH (8) Desparate Finale

‘And when you’re looking for your freedom Nobody seems to care And you can’t find the door Can’t find it anywhere When there’s nothing to believe in still you’re coming back, You’re running back, you’re coming back for more.’ Take … Continue reading

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SILH (7) A Penultimate Tale

“And it’s so hard to change Can’t seem to settle down But the dreams I’ve seen lately keep on turning out And burning out and turning out the same.” Take It To The Limit.  The Eagles. 1975.   So, there we … Continue reading

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SILH (6) Lets Build a Bar!

“Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.”                                                      Shine on You Crazy … Continue reading

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SILH (5) Javea, Spain.

    “Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way” Time: Pink Floyd. That was the point I wasn’t. After the grape picking and with the help … Continue reading

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So, I Left Home (4)

    “Red Red wine, goes to my head.”                                                               … Continue reading

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