"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

New friends

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  A friend in SA has family in Shrewsbury, and arranged for me to stay with them for a few days. It’s a beautiful area, so I took them up on the offer.   A lovely couple with charming home, a beautiful garden; that even had a little stream running along the bottom of the garden. […]

Paris – the final

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Sioux under General

  I got back onto the tour bus and drove around for a while, just taking in the sights of the city. My next stop was the famed Moulin Rouge, where I stopped in to have a drink, cause I could, and then walked up a long, steep hill to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, a church […]

More family time in the land of sand

Posted on by Sioux under Green Door

  Having been to Qatar before, I didn’t do much travelling about. Besides it was way too hot, with temps going into the 50’s!   This was more of a rest stop before I got back to the UK and work. And of course catching up with the kids.   They had moved house, so […]

Paris – part 3 – engineering marvel

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Back on the bus we travelled through the streets of Paris, passing by so many landmarks that I again gave up trying to keep track of names.   Driving down the Champs-Elysees and seeing the Arc de Triomphe at the end, I was struck by the fact that not even 100 years ago, Hitler […]

Double trouble in Abu Dhabi

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  For the next 4 days while in Abu Dhabi, I would be kept busy by 2 gorgeous little tykes of 2 going on 3.   Good friends had twins – a boy & a girl, who I hadn’t met yet. While the adults caught up on our lives, the kids kept me busy – […]

Paris – part 2

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  Out and about early the next morning, I got the earliest bus I could. We passed by the Arc de Triomphe but, I wasn’t getting off there.   Then came the stop for The Louvre, I wasn’t getting off there either. The Louvre, opened in 1793, started off as a fortress in the 12th […]

Catching up with old friends

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  Catching up with old friends again. We last saw each other 2 years ago in Perth and before that, 16 years ago when they left South Africa. Many years of history and loads to catch up during my stay in Sharjah.   I hadn’t been to Dubai so a day’s outing there included a […]

Family time

Posted on by Sioux under Green Door

  My brother has lived with his wife and children in Hungary for many years. I have long threatened to go and visit – and finally I did! A lovely home in a town whose name I won’t even attempt to pronounce, it was great to get to know my nieces and nephew better.   […]

I love Paris in the springtime……….

Posted on July 16, 2016 by Sioux under General

  The train trip from Barcelona to Paris was long, but relaxing. I had a window seat so had good views of the stunning countryside. Paris …. Gay Paree …. Paris in the springtime ….                                         […]

These hills were alive!

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  While I was in Hungary, I decided to do an overnight trip, back to Salzburg. I was determined to do the “Sound of Music” tour!   I asked my brother and sister-in-law if their eldest daughter could come with, they agreed, I booked an hotel, and the two of us caught the train to […]





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