Category Archives: UK

Mhairi’s 70th Birthday in Edinburgh

Bill’s cousin Mhairi had organised her party well in advance so that all of the cousins etc could attend.  A room was hired in Fishers Restaurant in Leith Harbour and we first met for drinks in Malmaison. We stayed nearby … Continue reading

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David Bowie Exhibition in Groningen

The David Bowie Exhibition transferred from the V&A in London to Groningen the most northernly city in the Netherlands.  Since Bowie’s death, ticket sales have gone crazy and the museum added extra hours. We decided to visit and stay overnight … Continue reading

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Edinburgh – Bill’s 60th

We rented a huge flat in York Place for one week to share with our American friends John, Debra and Paul and also John and Therese from France.  Fantastic views looking down Broughton Street to the Forth and Fife and … Continue reading

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Bristol – 30th July – 3rd August

A quick trip to Bristol to meet up with Alla and family visiting from California.  Enjoyed Twelfth Night in the Park on my birthday.  Cycled with Alla’s son Richard to Bath on the old railway path, stopping at Warmley for … Continue reading

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London – 13th to 18th May

Eurostar to London for an extra long weekend.  Had tickets to see Jonathan Pryce as Merchant of Venice at the Globe.  Also saw Breabach a Scottish folk band at the new Kings Place complex at Kings Cross and the Haydn … Continue reading

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Visit to Scotland – 7th to 14th March

Flew to Edinburgh from Weeze with Ryanair.  Ryanair call Weeze their ‘Dusseldorf’ airport but it’s not in Dusseldorf but much closer to the Dutch border which is handy for us.  A 45 minute shuttle bus ride to the ex-RAF airport … Continue reading

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A business trip to London

Bill had a conference in London so I tagged along for a few days.  We stayed the weekend with Dave and Diane and then moved to the Hilton in Kensington while the conference was on.  This was great as I could easily … Continue reading

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Visit to Edinburgh

For the first time in about 15 years, we went to Edinburgh to experience the Festival. Four plays and one concert, ate at some fantastic restaurants and saw many of our friends. The plays were the three James’ plays at … Continue reading

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Bristol

Alla and Peter’s daughter, Valeria, married Jos in May at their home in Mountain View. But for the relatives in England and Holland, they organised a wedding lunch in  Bristol on the Glass Boat. We flew to Bristol after getting … Continue reading

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London visit – 8th to 13th May

A trip to London on the train via Brussels. Almost the same amount of journey time as flying and slightly cheaper.  We planned to see ‘A Taste of Honey’ and ‘King Lear’ at the National but also managed to squeeze … Continue reading

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