Category Archives: holidays

How Long?

Gosh, I’ve just noticed how long it’s been since I posted anything here. May 2009 is the most recent post before today. In my defence, I have been rather busy I married the very lovely Ruth on October 21st last year. In the Las Vegas Hilton. And oh my goodness, it was fabulous. We stayed […]

Driving in Scotland

On our recent trip to Scotland our hire car turned out to be a Vauxhall Zafira. The second hire car was also a Zafira – we had to return the first one almost immediately because the windscreen washer failed to work. We had to return the second Zafira the next day, because when I opened […]

Hilton Stockholm Slussen

This week I’ve been staying at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen. In fact it’s the only Hilton in Stockholm. I’ve been very impressed. There is an “Environmental Statement” 12-page booklet in your room which tells you how much the hotel has done to help the environment. So I can tell you that, for example, energy consumption […]

Prague Hotels (Again!)

I recently spent a week in Prague at the Intercontinental Hotel. Unfortunately, their swimming pool was closed for maintenance for the entire week. However, they arranged for a hotel car to take guests (for free) along to the Hilton where we were able to use their pool and spa facilities. When I finished, I just […]

Big Martyn’s Big Cruise

Big Martyn has started on his Mega Cruise. Hurrah! I’m pleased to report there’s a daily update from the man himself on his new blog: By the way, did I mention I lost another 3 and a half pounds last week? Check it out!

Weight Update

Last week I apologised for being weight-obsessed. This week you’ll just have to deal with it – I’m losing weight, I need to tell you about it This week I lost 1½ lbs. So, less than last week, but still going in the right direction. I think last weekend was particularly problematic because we were […]

Well Slap My Thigh!

It’s Panto season again, and this year we went to see Cinderella at the Old Vic theatre near Waterloo station in London. This particular version was written by the always excellent Stephen Fry, and featured Sandi Toksvig as the narrator (amongst other roles). The Ugly Sisters were called Dolce and Gabbana, the result of which […]

Big Martyn and Dr Jan’s Third Annual Cruise

Our first year we went up the Grand Union Canal and just about got outside the M25. Kings Langley is where we turned around. Last year we went the other way, along the Regent’s Canal to the Hertford Canal and then up the Lea Navigation and the Stort River to Bishop’s Stortford and then Hertford. […]

Opinions on Our Glasgow Trip

OK, so I posted a quick list of everything we did in Glasgow, but I didn’t make any comments on anything. So, I’m catching up with that now I’m pleased to say I was flying business class from Bucharest to Heathrow, because that was the only kind of ticket left when I booked. Damn, I […]

A Full Weekend

If you count Friday afternoon/evening as well, last weekend I did all these things… Flew back from Bucharest in Romania Went to the leaving do for Payam, Hans and Ben Drove to Nottingham Took my parents to EMA – East Midlands (Nottingham) airport Flew with my parents and Ruth (of course) to Glasgow Went on […]