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Month: June 2017

Beach babies

Beach babies

This is a lovely surprise. I am on a flying visit to Portugal with Her Ladyship. I don’t know what His Lordship is doing back in Austria. Perhaps he is still looking for the key of the garage. Who knows and who cares? The main thing is I am back on the beach! We are staying in Carcavelos, just outside Lisbon, and we have wonderful views of the ocean from our balcony. It is hard to believe that we are…

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Hot and bothered bird

Hot and bothered bird

The Oldies are hot and sweaty after having spent the entire morning packing up the caravan for the homeward journey and laboriously manoeuvring it onto the tow bar of the car. It is almost noon, the current temperature is 27˚C and the scorching Croatian sun is beating down on the windscreen. The Dynamic Duo start taking it in turns to fiddle with the thermostat in the car… Now, I don’t think that it can be said that I’ve ever had…

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A Spell in Hum

A Spell in Hum

Now, I am not much of a culture vulture, but I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Džmonja Sculpture Park in Vrsar. Perhaps that makes me a sculpture vulture? The location of the park on a hill overlooking the sea is a wonderful setting for the beautiful works of this world-famous Croatian artist. The Oldies were amazed that admission to the park is free. Definitely worth it!I wouldn’t know how to even begin to interpret these sculptures, made of a…

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Keeping an eye on things

Keeping an eye on things

-Dobar dan! -Eh, Seamus is the name actually. Not Dan. -Ah, an English-speaking seagull. A wooden English-speaking seagull, even. How quaint! I was just saying good afternoon. I’m Vlad by the way. -Oh, howya, Vlad, nice to meet you. -You too. Was that you I saw yesterday down at the Fishermen’s Festival at Vrsar harbour, by any chance? -Sure was. I was there with my owners. It was brilliant. I’m still drooling. Fish, fish everywhere, what a treat! -Great wasn’t…

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