Home from the Himalayas

I have never been so pleased to return home from India. Not a nice admission to have to make after my twelfth trip to the sub-Continent but I’m afraid I … Continue Reading →


Return from my travels around Europe

I’m home safely from my European Odyssey now but what did I actually learn? Apart from the fact that I’m definitely getting too old for this kind of travel, that … Continue Reading →


Nevertheless She Persisted (Interrail trip around Europe)

Here I am at Gatwick Airport; it’s seven in the morning and I’m about to fly out to Malaga in order to escape the insanity that is engulfing my country … Continue Reading →


Brexit and the Death of Reason

They call it “Optimism Bias” or, more technically, “Unrealistic Cognitive Bias” and it is the tendency for human beings to believe in a positive outcome for themselves and their relatives … Continue Reading →


Travel to Europe in the (not so) Festive Season

Life has been pretty depressing in the UK since we got back from India: Theresa May clings to a the precarious leadership of a fragmented ruling party while the country … Continue Reading →


Summer Picture Gallery

Here is a Picture Gallery of some of our activities and excursions around the country. As the grandchildren get older and more numerous we are having to take full advantage … Continue Reading →


A Carnival of Resistance (President Trump’s visit to London)

Here is a gallery of pictures from President Trump’s visit to the UK last month. Since I am now a senior citizen and no longer have a job to be … Continue Reading →


The Return of King Arthur to Tintagel

It would be difficult for most people to dispute the ghostly majesty of this statue of King Arthur, particularly when viewed against a backdrop of the dramatic weather for which … Continue Reading →


Spring Travels turn into Spring Travails

Late last year my fishpond began to leak and before too long it became apparent that some serious repairs were going to be needed. Ever since we took charge of … Continue Reading →


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Peace Symposium

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I wasn’t particularly prompt in getting online and booking a place at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK National Peace Symposium as I had … Continue Reading →