Sunday, 11 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Off to Broadbeach (just south of Surfers) for a few days with Dave and Marilyn, Tuesday, so there may be a little bit of blogging – not that anyone will be following it now. Our clocks have just moved forward an hour for ‘Daylight Saving’, so it looks as though we are on summer time again already, having only been back in NZ and ‘winter’ since the 11th of August. I put winter in quote marks, because apart from a bit of rain, we don’t really get a winter here. No snow – ever. A little bit of frost on next door’s roof for a couple of mornings was about it.
Once we are back home again, time to apply for new 10 year (UK) passports. Paula renewed hers not too long ago and it is almost full too, though our travels have been identical.
Most immigration/border security officers just slap the stamp on any page and Paula is left with no ‘clean’ page. As she’ll need a China visa next year, her passport will need replacing several years early, which is waste.
A trick I use is to use a temporary glue on some facing pages, to keep them clear of stamps. Simple to peel back when required for a whole page visa, but under normal circumstances, it forces the officers to find a space – which they have managed to do, so I still have two clear pages after 9 years and 6 months – just.
Maybe we’ll pay the extra for the extra pages this time, though I’m not sure we’ll be doing quite as much travel over the next 5 years that we have done over the last 5. But who really knows?
We have our cruise for 2016 planned, but as yet, no firm plans for 2017. So, like Murray, time to start and set up the 2016 blog shortly. I’ll put the link on here of course, for those masochists and insomniacs who normally follow my dribble.
Sunday, 30 August 2015
|Dubrovnik - from the wall.|
|Civitaveccia - OK, the port for Rome then|
|Scallops being cooked at the buffet|
|Cruise ship or Ferrari in Cannes?|
|Lisbon - still a favourite stop.|
|.. no wonder some people put on weight|
|Just one of many Honfleur market stalls.|