Letztes Wochenende bin ich nach Frankfurt gefahren – um meine Cousine zu besuchen. Frankfurt ist die letzte der großen Städten Deutschlands, die ich (bis jetzt) noch nicht besucht habe. Continue reading
On Wednesday Dad stayed by the pool while Mum and I did a longer trip – We drove to Πύλος (Pylos), to visit the castle there. Once used as a prison until very recently, the central part of the castle… Continue reading
Today we drove to Μεθώνη (Methoni), a small town about 30km away. At one end of the beach is an interesting looking castle – the same one which features on the Pelopponese book mark I’ve been using since last October!
I drove Mum & Dad to the beach today. We went to Λάμπες (Lambes) beach which is between the tourist resorts of Φοινικούντα (Finikounda) and Μεθώνη (Methoni). Continue reading
I’m back in Greece (Hooray)! This is my first foreign trip since the start of the Covid pandemic – my first visit to Greece in 18 months. It feels good to get back in to international travel again.
What I loved about the Classic was being able to move about the site and enjoy the action from different perspectives (including the Grandstands, accesss to which was free). I particularly enjoyed watching from the Grandstand at Club Corner, where a seat during the Formula 1 Grand Prix could cost at least £500 if not more. Continue reading
Normally I make a cob loaf (a simple round loaf of bread). This time I tried to make it a cottage loaf – by dividing my dough in to 2 pieces, one large and one small, then placing the smaller one on top of the larger one. Continue reading
They didn’t rise as much as I hoped but they tasted good – quite spicy and something a little different to the usual plain scones I make. I just had mine with butter. Quite simple to make and the dough was easy to work with. Continue reading
I was very impressed with both the house and the gardens, managed by English Heritage (meaning I, as an EH member, got free entry) – With social distancing measures still in place I essentially had most of the rooms to myself. There aren’t many opportunities to stand alone in the study where Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species. Continue reading
What beautiful weather we’ve got up in Fife this morning! Yesterday was just as good (but overcast in the morning). Continue reading