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

Tales to be told in Canterbury

Posted on October 30, 2016 by Sioux under Upcoming Trips

  Time to catch up with old friends, swop tales and swill beer. What better place to do it in than Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, which ironically was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages.   Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed […]

Budapest – family time

Posted on October 29, 2016 by Sioux under General

  My brother has lived with his wife and children in Hungary for many years. I have long threatened to go and visit – and finally got there!   On the train trip from Vienna I was again treated to the most beautiful scenery, with some surprises too – we went past a windfarm, with […]

Where ever I lay my hat…..

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  With my birthday weekend over, I headed for my base, and a few days of more R&R until my next jaunt.   A new door, a new view and a new bed – brings to over 50 the amount of different beds I have slept in since I sold my house in April 2015! […]

Birthday fun!

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  What a stunning 3 days! We had the best view ever from the lovely hotel we stayed in and I had a fabulous birthday weekend!   My eldest sister had the hotel string balloons up on my chair in the dining-room on the day, coupled with candles in my breakfast and singing “happy birthday” […]

Salzburg – part 2 – travelling with The Sound of Music

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Sioux under General

  “The Sound of Music” is one of my most favourite movies and was certainly my beloved mom’s #1 movie. And now I was heading to a lot of the venues used for the filming of the movie. I knew there would be tears along the way for me, as the songs from the movie […]

There was an old lady in Rye…..

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Sioux under Upcoming Trips

  Rye is an English town near the coast in East Sussex.   Streets that are lined with medieval, half-timbered house and a 14th-century Ypres Tower will make for some fabulous photography opportunities.   A fabulous way to spend my birthday week!  

Salzburg – the sound of music!

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Whilst in Vienna I had really wanted to do the “Sound of Music” tour in Salzburg, but as it was too far I didn’t get the chance. Bypassing the beautiful city of Salzburg on the train enroute to Hungary from Vienna, I wished I had made it one of my destinations. Going back to […]

Vienna – part 2 – the city of dreams

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Sioux under General

  I included a Danube River cruise as part of my tour, and was totally disappointed. We spent a good 45 minutes of the two hour trip in a lock, waiting for the filling & draining; interesting to see but a waste of my time, I wanted to see the sights. Plus the route the […]

Vienna – the city of music

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Sioux under General

  From Munich, Austria was next on my list. My maternal ancestral lineage is also from that part of the world, so a visit was a must. So far the weather had played on my side, with only a few rainy days, and it was to continue. I had the best of weather during my […]

I do like to be beside the seaside…..

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  The last stop of my holiday with my daughter and her family was to the seaside to visit her aunt and cousin.   We had a family room in a lovely B&B, with our room being on the very top floor of the house with the most magnificent view across the ocean.   The […]