A Trip to Venice

From the moment we landed, we began to relax. The city is a vibrant but relaxing place to visit.


The hotel was great, the staff even better than great, helpful, polite and always on hand to offer advice.

20180414_181756[1]We managed to squeeze in, a trip to a glass factory, the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery, a ghost tour of the city, two walking tours, a boat trip through the city and many lazy meals in the huge variety of restaurants.


The icing on the cake was the weather, as we came from cold and dull to brilliant blue skies and warmth of 20 degrees.



Holidays and stuff.

I apologize to all I follow for my lack of attention to your blog pages.

I was lucky to have a holiday in Scotland last week. We spent some days in Conan Bridge north of Inverness and we loved it. The people were amazing, the food great and the entertainment second to none.

Here are a few pictures of an amazing place.



Go hug a tree he said, so I did.


A shy Dolphin


At Dunrobin Castle we spent an entire day. And made some unusual friends


Scotland has castles at every turn in the road.

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Bob’s Diary: Happy New Year

We’re waiting on the New Year Fireworks, Kevin and me (he’s wearing his snazzy new teddy bear hat).

Ellie is rounding up all three dozen tennis balls and hiding them. (She thinks they will be stolen or eaten at midnight. What does she expect Breeze to pay a visit or aliens?)



Happy New Year and Best wishes for 2014.

Bob’s Diary: A quick thought…









I’ve been thinking:

bob2Witches love Halloween…..

 logic tells me they will be flying overhead leaving trails of jellybabies and marshmallows to shower down on us.

So if my house looks a little different then….

Are you getting the picture?

(Watch this spot I will reveal the new domicile on Halloween night.)


Breeze: Mudpile Wood.

Tips for surviving enjoying your holiday in Mudpile Wood.

Leave your sunscreen at home (mud is used if sunscreen is needed), do bring the following:

1.            A really loud whistle, to help wake the Ogre at the gate, otherwise you may spend the entire trip camped outside the wood.

2.            Warm hats and gloves, (fingerless gloves are best in case you are trapped in a warlock’s tavern, you may have to pick a slippy, disgusting lock to escape.)

3.            Wellington Boots (but not red, as witches despise red boots, they tend to set them on fire.)

4.            Chocolate smelling deoderant. Everyone in Mudpile hates eating chocolate but they adore the smell.

5.            A clever friend who can solve puzzles in case Murphy the Leprechaun catches you, he will only release you when you solve his puzzle.

6.            Bring a lot of clothes  pegs. Hamish the resident Goblin adores his pet skunk. However, the skunk, Smelly doesn’t like living amongst, witches, elves, Ogres and Fairies and shows his displeasure by being … well… Smelly!

7.            Bring something unusual to eat. The residents adore eating and will try any new exotic food. By offering them an unusual tart or fruit you are gaining a friend.

8.            Don’t drive there. They hate cars and technology. Phones when discovered are smashed to pieces, computers have been sat on  and tablets, eaten.

9.            Bring loads of books. Ogres have an insatiable appetite. First they  read the book then they eat it.

10.          Last and not least, a sense of humour and some childish manners, it will help win you friends and erase any enemies.

For an image of Breeze (Ogre) inhabitant of Mudpile wood please check out this link to see The Trouble with Trees illustration.