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fakewapofi 460x270 - Don't you wish this was true?

You’ve seen all the fake stuff I purvey on this blog – not a single fact to be seen anywhere. Amazingly for the very first time I’m seriously reporting some real news lol! Its all about Mr Trump – or rather – his sudden departure from the White House. AndRead More →

dgivllrfi 460x270 - The ghosts of London Blogs past #3

The third and fourth blogs to be featured in this brief series are Ian Visits and Diamond Geezer. The former began life purely as a blog just like others. Over time it developed into a more serious proposition with advertising as a means of generating revenue, whilst Diamond Geezer hasRead More →

dgivllrfi 460x270 - The ghosts of London Blogs past #2

Two days ago I wrote about Londonist. Today its the turn of London Reconnections. The other two, Ian Visits and Diamond Geezer follow later. These three blogs besides Londonist, especially London Reconnections, couldn’t be in any more contrast yet in a lot of ways they are more down to earthRead More →

dgivllrfi 460x270 - The ghosts of London Blogs past

This, my first feature of 2019, takes a look at the past. Yes that of those friendly London blogs right at the very top of the net ratings! We all know of these, Londonist, London Reconnections, Ian Visits, and Diamond Geezer and what they are about. These sites have noRead More →

DSC 0972fi 460x270 - A chocolatey Christmas!

Its that time of year again and since its all about sumptuous food and celebrations, I thought a post featuring chocolates would be most appropriate. For the first time this year a famous French chocolate company, whom some of you may know as Alain Ducasse’s, has a new branch inRead More →

DhrPBiHXkAEHn7f 460x270 - The Abano Pass

Another post featuring an exotic location! A number of non UK places have been featured before – USA, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Austria and so on. This time it’s a part of the world few know exists. Yes the country in question is one many should have heard of however theRead More →

queenpilatus 460x270 - Queen Victoria in Switzerland - Pilatus

The third installment in this Switzerland series covers Queen Victoria’s trip to Pilatus. This took place just a few days after the Rigi venture, in fact today (31st August) is exactly 150 years since the Queen made her ascent of Pilatus. There’s very little said about the Queen’ ascent. ReportsRead More →

queenvrigi 460x270 - Queen Victoria in Switzerland - The Rigi

It’s less than half as high as Switzerland’s tallest mountains, yet the Rigi has held many in its grip, from writers like Mark Twain, to painters including JMW Turner, and composers such as Richard Wagner…. According to the bible of 19th century travel guides for European destinations, John Murray’s Handbook,Read More →

derschweizfi 460x270 - Queen Victoria in Switzerland

England’s favourite Queen, Victoria, spent an entire month in Switzerland a hundred and fifty years ago during August and September 1868. She was stationed in Lucerne but spent many a day travelling through the country in her favourite carriage, the Balmoral Socialble, or trekking on her favourite ponies, Flora andRead More →

schollenenfi 460x270 - Driving thro rail tunnels for fun!

Whilst discussing the Gotthard Bahn the other week I got this idea for a couple of ‘road trips’ through some railway tunnels. Generally no-one can just drive cars through any railway tunnels, but what I am about to discuss is very different! Take for example the Schöllenen railway. Some ofRead More →