Today, nineteen years ago, I was brought in this world. So today is my birthday. Like last year, and the year before, and the year before, and.. I was expecting HEAPS of birthday cards, and birthday wishes. Well, guess… I got a quick hug from Magda, and on she went, with whatever she is doing. Read More →

Today we have the rare opportunity to see a glimpse of the underworld, the part of the canal that is underneath WRT (and is hidden from view by thick layers of mud). Locks need maintenance, once every so often, and after 20 or 30 years the lock gates usually need replacement. The locks on the Read More →

Or should that read: Icy red? There are a few possibilities. First of all, I must admit that I was glad Magda and Lawrance spent both Christmas and New Year at home. As per usual I looked gorgeous, with all the lights and decorations inside and outside. And because of the possibility of people visiting Read More →

Most countries on the continent will broadcast the New Year’s Concert in Vienna. I didn’t spot it in the TV-guide, although BBC Two did show it. So I missed it. But that’s not a problem. Ann has bought two tickets for me and her, to go to the New Year’s Concert of the Scottish Chamber Read More →

Sometime last year, probably when we were on the Mon&Brec, the word pantomime was mentioned. I must have said that I had never seen a real pantomime. Wrong, of course, because here I am, in the restored and redeveloped Perth Theatre, to watch it’s first production: Aladdin. And I’m in for a great surprise… To Read More →

It was not the last post on the weblog either (see Last Post?). And the home-made products are increasing. Just imagine yourself in Tesco, on the Friday before Christmas. It’s absolutely packed, with people trying to buy things they usually never buy. One of these people is me. We’re having our annual Christmas get-together. Being Read More →

Do you know what this is? It’s part of a IWA Waterways Map, with parts of the canals we’ve cruised so far. Cruised canals are in red. Do you notice that small red dot, just under the name Trevor? No, that is not me, accidentally touching that spot with a red pencil. We cruised it. Read More →

When, after this post, it is silent for a very long time, then you know it all went wrong. Remember I started making my own sauerkraut (Out of the Blue)? Well, that first attempt wasn’t really successful. Not having the right equipment, and not treating the white cabbage the right way, I ended up with Read More →