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Lorca – 24th to 26th December

We arrived in at the Lorca Parador  at 3pm after a 4 hour drive from Cuenta.  Part of the route was on a twisting road until we reached the motorway that runs along the coast past Murcia.   The parador is … 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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Another snow day

Woke up to snow again.  This time a lot of it had melted by the evening because it was a lovely sunny day. The cycle paths were fairly clear so we cycled into town past the Kronenburger Park.  Near our house … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting

Our local wine shop organises two wine tastings each year at a hotel.  Many of the producers attend so you can ask them all about their wines.  Cheese and salami is also provided and it’s very indulgent for a Sunday … Continue reading

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Amsterdam with Bill’s brother – 12th October

Richard Bill’s brother stopped off in Nijmegen on his way to Essen and Edinburgh from his home in New Zealand. We went to Amsterdam and as it was a lovely warm day, took a canal boat trip.  We’d never done … Continue reading

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Beer run

We are lucky to have a great Wine and Beer shop around the corner.  The staff are very helpful and they will order a specific beer if they don’t stock it.  It’s called ‘In de Blauwe Druif’ which means Blue … Continue reading

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Another goodbye drink!

IMG_1939, a photo by denisepaterson on Flickr. A farewell drink with John and Dina at Martins West Pub in Redwood City.

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Mervins Cocktail Lounge

Bill at Marvins, a photo by denisepaterson on Flickr. Now that we’re staying at Alla’s house in Mountain View we can visit a ‘real’ dive bar in Mountain View! We’ve only ever managed to have the occasional drink here because … Continue reading

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Cantor Arts Center

At the Cantor, a photo by denisepaterson on Flickr. House is now packed so we’re doing some last minute goodbyes and sight-seeing. I worked on the visitor services desk as a volunteer at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University … Continue reading

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London, 20th to 26th September

Travelled by 1st class train to London – highly recommended if you can get a cheap upgrade! Saw Timons of Athens with Simon Russel Beale at the National.  Met Mairi at the V&A for lunch.  After Bill had gone on … Continue reading

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