A letter to my mother. Blaenau Ffestiniog 13 - 7 - 86 I know you like getting letters, so here is one. Got up fairly late today, well it is Sunday, and went down to Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog Railway. Lots of shops open here (Blaenau) and in Porthmadog on Sundays, shopping no problem. Very … Continue reading A letter from North Wales.
An Irish Odyssey, part 3: Slán Abhaile
Wednesday 17th July, 2013. "Have you got a room for tonight?" but before I'd finished the sentence, the young lady behind the reception counter was telling me that they were fully booked. I smiled and thanked her and said something to the effect that we'd go in search of accommodation elsewhere. We turned and made … Continue reading An Irish Odyssey, part 3: Slán Abhaile
Racibórz from under a red umbrella.
It was a rainy Saturday morning in Racibórz; later that day there was a beautiful wedding ceremony, two friends who I'd met separately a couple of years back had met each other. The rain eventually stopped. The day just got better and better. Edit. I wrote the above as a quirky excuse to use the … Continue reading Racibórz from under a red umbrella.
Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, Part 3: Sunshine
Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, part 2: Snow Saturday turned into quite a different day compared to Friday; by the time I'm up, breakfasted and out on the street, the sun is shining from an almost cloudless sky. It's still cold though and where snow had fallen in the shade it still lies. I'm … Continue reading Long Weekend in Łódź and Warsaw, Part 3: Sunshine