Six Days in Cyprus (2022) – Day 2

Day 2 – Thursday, 3rd November Good morning all! 👍😎. Here we go again! It’s our second day here in Cyprus, staying at the rather impressive Annabelle Hotel! So far, it’s wall-to-wall sunshine at a very manageable temperature. What You Might Have Missed Arrival – “Hello Annabelle” Day 1 – “Birthday Boy” (but not mine!) …
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Six Days in Cyprus (2022) – Day 1

Day 1 – Wednesday, 2nd November Morning all! Not a bad view! I think I could get used to this!😊🌞. It’s Day 1 of our Cyprus adventure with great mates Paul & Sue! We’ve got a lazy one planned for today, including a birthday lunch with Geoff at 1pm! Until then, it’s… very little indeed! …
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Six Days in Cyprus (2022) – “Hello Annabelle”

Arrival – Tuesday, 1st November 10.28am: We’re off to Cyprus! 11.01am: After picking up our friends, Paul & Sue, we headed to Birmingham Airport. 11.39am: We had a good journey to the Airport (in spite of the torrential rain!). The downpour continued as we arrived at Car Park 4 and played ‘hunt the space’. I …
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Coldplay in Concert from Buenos Aires (2022)

We went to see Coldplay in Concert from Buenos Aires – and it only took us 20 minutes to get there! 🤔 How so? Well, on the 29th, their performance was being beamed to a range of UK cinemas! So, together with Jo and Janet we headed for the local Odeon for the 7pm performance. …
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Doctor Who Special: The Power of the Doctor

This pivotal episode has been clouded in secrecy with very little official online content to comment upon as the transmission date got closer. That all changed on Saturday, October 8, 2022, when the BBC released this short, official Trailer (below). The episode is part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations and what made this one so …
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First Visit: Arrow Mill, Alcester

Off for one of our semi-regular get-togethers with Ian & Ann and Alan & Mags at the Arrow Mill in Alcester. Located west of Stratford-upon-Avon, just off the A46, it was our first visit to this rather posh-looking Pub/Restaurant (with Rooms too!). It took us a while to get there though! It may have been …
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It’s official – I’m OLD!

A pivotal moment today! It’s official – I’m OLD! I received my VERY FIRST State Pension payment overnight! 😲 Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness …
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Movie Night: The King’s Man – Revisited

It’s Movie Night at the Palmer’s! But really, it was just a good excuse to catch up with great friends and neighbours – Jo & Janet. 💏 We originally saw The King’s Man with Ralph & Karen on Boxing Day last year when it first came out at the cinema – and it didn’t disappoint. …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 6 – Final Day

Day 6 – Thursday, 29th (our last day) – Up the Mountain! Morning Reader! 👍. Two important pieces of news… One: it’s our last full day here and Two: it’s NOT raining! 😁 A Journey Well Travelled Last Friday – Arrival in Zurich Saturday – Zurich to Wengen Sunday – A Wander in Wengen Monday …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 5

Day 5 – Wednesday, 28th – Fun in Thun! Welcome to Day 5 – our penultimate full day here in Wengen, Switzerland. The weather, especially over the past few days, has been at best ‘variable’ (that’s the polite version) and today’s forecast looks much the same! Just like yesterday, we woke to the sound of …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 4

Day 4 – Tuesday, 27th – The Damp Patch! 7.45am: Welcome back! and to Day 4 of our six-day holiday here in Wengen, Switzerland! Well, the weather deteriorated overnight, and we woke to find it absolutely hammering it down! It’s colder too, so I think we’ll be keeping it local today! SO FAR… Friday – …
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Holiday: Switzerland Day 3 – Birthday Boy (2022)

Day 3 – Monday, 26th – Bern, Baby, Bern! Morning my loyal reader! Yes, ‘Birthday Boy’ today! — 66 on the outside, but only 16 on the inside! 😁 What you might have missed Arrival in Switzerland Day 1 – Zurich to Wengen Day 2 – A Wander around Wengen Look what turned up, just …
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