Category Archives: Memoirs

Memories of Dad

This day, the 28th June in  2001 , my dad passed away peacefully in his armchair from aggressive  lung cancer. I know this because I was there next to him when it happened. We only knew he had the disease … Continue reading

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Storm Chasing in the USA

What do you get when you put 18 people together, including a Secret Millionaire, an Irish Priest, a Russian ice cream fan, an Australian Chemical Engineer, an Extreme weather enthusiast, plus 13 random people from different walks of life and … Continue reading

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Sultry Salsa in Baracoa

Half way through a road trip of Cuba earlier this year, on a tour called the Revolutionary Road, our bus arrived in a strange town called Baracoa. Situated at the far end of the island, known as the Oriente and … Continue reading

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Suitcases at dawn, a Cuban Roadtrip part one

If If anyone had told me that I would be up before 7am most mornings on holiday, suitcase packed, taken to the lobby, and ready to be loaded onto a coach, I wouldn’t have believed them. It would not be … Continue reading

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Paris – highlights and disappointments

Paris is one of those places that I have often wanted to visit:  it’s abundance of familiar landmarks, the treasures within its famous museums. Everybody is familiar with the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. … Continue reading

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Cuba – revelations and Revolutions

They say that travelling broadens the mind. I would say this is true, unless those precious two weeks are spent entirely on a beach or by the pool. The latter is the way I used to enjoy my holidays, with … Continue reading

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Wedding in Paradise

When the invitation plopped onto my doormat last June (2013) to the wedding of my half sister Sarah, I literally jumped for joy and danced around the house with excitement! This was for a number of reasons; obviously I was … Continue reading

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