28th December, 2018

​Tempus certainly fugits!  Clinging to Christmas in Austria as the plaster for all disasters throughout the latter part of 2018, we have just realised that our week in St Wolfgang has almost gone in the blink of an eye.  As though suffering from some form of amnesia,...

21st December, 2018

​Complacent.  I am going to single-handedly remove that word from the dictionary.  Yes, yes, that’s a large book with lots of pages containing lots of words and their definitions the likes of which one will, soon, be forced to pay to see  … in a museum!! ...

14th December, 2018

​My readers are dropping here!  Have they found better things to do?  Yes, the mania known as the build-up to Christmas.  Nothing changes.  Same every year and I was actually going to liken it to childbirth – as I did with flying – in that the whole thing is agony...

7th December, 2018

​Is it just me or has a blanket of gloom descended?  Darkness is all around – sounds like the intro to Thriller – as winter tightens its ominous grip.  Dark in the morning, the sun struggles to emit a semblance of daylight as the hours advance, accepting defeat as...

30th November, 2018

​In a world driven by greed and self-promotion, I wonder how most would reply when asked that which they consider the most important job; the job carrying most responsibility?  Would anyone say that of the Queen?  Doubt it.  What about filling the shoes of the...