I normally find that by mid-late May the weather in Germany is warm and Sunny – perhaps the odd thunderstorm. I was lucky last year to get temperatures of 30°c down in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. This year I won’t be that far South so I don’t think I’ll get quite that! But I hope that, in travelling the last weekend in May, I will get some decent weather. Continue reading
This time last year I was in Athens. One year ago today I visited the Acropolis and I went to the beach in Glyfada. When I see the images of Athens in the news and hear about it on the… Continue reading
In 11 days, voters in Britain choose who they want to represent them in the European Parliament for the next 5 years. The question is: What does the EU do for us in Gloucestershire, and would Britain be better off… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I came across the ‘Vote for Policies’ website… you go on the site, select some policies and it then tells you which political party you should vote for.
It’s much harder to come up with challenging questions for politicians whose views you agree with. But that’s what I did this week.
Fresh from his visit to the European Parliament in Brussels, Fred presents ‘A Tour of Europe’ on this week’s show – one song from each member of the European Union.
Last night was of course the annual Eurovision Song Contest, and this year’s event was held in Malmö (not the umlaut) after Sweden won last year.
There was a piece in the Telegraph yesterday which I found quite interesting. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will ‘never campaign to take Britain out of Europe‘.
I’ve just been browsing the BBC website. There’s a headline on it today which reads: ‘Dutch boy tries to save the Euro’.
So still no sign of flights getting back to normal. All these problems have arisen because of a volcanic ash cloud drifting over much of Europe from Iceland. Airspace closures are no longer limited to Northern Europe either now.