When I wrote a series of six blog posts on my time in 1978/1979 working at Michael's Nook Country House Retreat, situated in Grasmere in England's Lake District, I did not foresee that other employees would find my stories and add their memories. It's been a fun ride keeping up with them all. Earlier this … Continue reading Gather Round Ye Minions of Michaels Nook
An Aussie Abroad – Travel Stories
This blog started its life as 55 Days with Gwen – the story of two months travelling the Balkans with our good friends Jay and Waddy. Click on the drop down boxes for stories of our travel adventures in a specific country, or use the search box at right.
Random Thoughts While Locked in a Tin Can
Good comedians never laugh at their own jokes, but I confess looking back on this post from 2013 brought a smile to my dial. Emboldened with a new-found enthusiasm for blogging I went nowhere without being armed with notepad and pen, ready to jot down anything I observed. And we had such a long time … Continue reading Random Thoughts While Locked in a Tin Can
Just Call Me ‘Red Riding Hood’
Recent comments from blogging and other friends have reminded me of what was the next post in my '55 Days with Gwen' series back in 2013. In this one, my mind was in nostalgia mood as I completed my packing on the eve of our big flight from Sydney to London, via Abu Dhabi...And with … Continue reading Just Call Me ‘Red Riding Hood’