February in Lanzarote 2018 (part four) Teguise

The Market Town of Teguise The small market town of Teguise is located in the central northeast of the island of Lanzarote. It is very quaint with some lovely old buildings, and the centre of the town has been made pedestrian only. This was obviously done to allow for the […]

Famara Beach Lanzarote

Lanzarote February 2018 (part three) Famara Beach

Famara Beach – a paradise for surfers Famara beach on the north coast of Lanzarote is exposed to the winds of the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it often very windy, with large waves rolling in, and it’s therefore excellent for surfing or kiteboarding.When we were there the wind was fairly […]

Growing grape vines on the island of Lanzarote

Lanzarote February 2018 (part two) Where Is Lanzarote?

Where In The World Is Lanzarote? Before I continue relating the details of our visit to Lanzarote any further, I wonder how much you as a visitor to this site know about Lanzarote. If you are from the UK or other parts of Western Europe, then you have most likely […]

Lanzarote - Vines growing in the lava fields

Lanzarote February 2018 (part one) An Escape To The Sun

Lanzarote – An Escape To The Sun We chose Lanzarote as our destination for half term week in February 2018. It was an opportunity for us to get away from the gloomy weather that we have been having in the UK. There have been so many cold, wet and windy […]

I Have Got The Pre-Holiday Blues

Debbie and I are going away next week for a short break, and as sometimes happens right before a holiday, I have got the pre-holiday blues. A few months ago, Debbie thought that it would be nice if we could get away to somewhere warm during February half term. With […]

A Great Travel Blog That You May Enjoy

A friend of mine from the gym at David Lloyd has a great travel blog that you may enjoy reading. Ian retired just over a year ago, and since then he and his wife Jane have been on a number of road trips around Europe, as well as around the […]

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Major Roadworks In Southampton = Major Nightmare Getting To And From Work

Starting 18th February 2018 there are going to be major roadworks in Southampton that will create a major nightmare for travelers. People who need to commute between the city centre and Chilworth Roundabout to get to work will face severe delays, as Basset Avenue is going to be closed southbound […]

The sun actually came out today!

After what seems like weeks of grey skies, rain and wind, the sun actually came out today! Ok, so it’s not exactly clear blue skies, just the odd patch of blue between solid white clouds, but at least the clouds are white and not dark and threatening like they have […]

Another Wet And Windy Day In Southampton

Today is yet another wet and windy day in Southampton. Like many people, I really hate this time of year, especially in England because it’s often so dark and gloomy. When I moved to the USA in 1994, not long after I arrived, someone posed the question “why are British […]

Arrrggghhh I Hate That Christmas Song!

It’s that time of year again when it’s practically impossible to escape the sound of Christmas songs on the radio, television or even when you are out shopping. Most Christmas songs I like,  there are a few I love and look forward to, but there are a handful that I […]