Category Thorn Park on holidays

2014 France, Spain & Portugal

A note on my travelogues When Michael and I travel overseas, I have been in the habit of writing emails to our friends. These seem to have taken on a life of their own as ‘friends of friends’ ask to be added to the mailing list. I then get emails from people who I have […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 1

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:12 pm The bois buzzing around beautiful Bordeaux Bon soiree We are on the move, literally! The lad has joined me on my morning walks, sadly they are more dawdles than power walks, but the company is superb and he’s doing well! We were to depart Adelaide with Cathy Pacific at […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 2

Monday, 1 September 2014 5:55 pm Sunning ourselves in San Sebastiano, life is tough……. Dear All It’s a tad like world War Three here at the moment, there are canons blazing, bells ringing, muskets shooting, and 300 drummers drumming, and if I did not know better I would have thought our illustrious Prime Mister had […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 3

Friday, 5 September 2014 12:21 am Still sunning ourselves in San Sebastian but Portugal here we come… I am starting this whist still in San Seb, as I am not sure what internet we will have for the next few days. The weather has been divine, the natives friendly and food stunning, so there’s no […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 4

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 1:00 pm Living in Lisbon, but too much happening and no time to report!   O.K. All ready? Sorry for not reporting in sooner, but emails of complaint?????? Some of you are just too hard on us elderly travellers! We are in Lisbon, Portugal, and I’m one very happy little (biggish) chappie! […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 5

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 6:58 pm Now in Cordoba, but this is from Sevilla   Hola! From the city of (bitter) orange trees; Seville. Well the Lad and I are well and truly now Sevillians, we are old hands at getting around this city of trees. But better stick to the story and move back […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 6

Monday, 22 September 2014 12:24 pm Calm Cordoba & Grande Granada I am getting further and further behind with our travelogue, but being a mature Virgo I just can’t give up! We are now in Granada, but you have not even met Cordoba, and we are soon to leave here too.  We packed and departed […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 7

Monday, 29 September 2014 9:14 pm Sitting it out in Sitges   Well, I’m sitting here at the dining room table looking out over the sea and trying not to feel grumpy! It’s been raining, and not on those bloody plains, like it is supposed to in Spain, but on my beach that I had […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 8

Thursday, 9 October 2014 1:39 pm We have been to “a lovely Party!” *   Well it’s time I pulled the finger out and just got on with it! Find yourself a magnum of wine and start reading, (after this week 1500ml magnums are the new 750ml bottle). When last I wrote we were departing […]

2014 France, Spain & Portugal Letter 9

Friday, 17 October 2014 11:47 pm A novel in several parts, but it’s ‘the end’!   Well, the party is well and truly over! We are sitting at the American Airlines Club at Charles de Gaulle awaiting our first flight to London, and then the big trek down under to Oz. Apart from a small […]