Trier 2018

Like Luxembourg it also has some Roman roots but in this case Trier was a key Roman village and it shows. We’d needed to do laundry in Luxembourg but couldn’t find laundrette so had to do enough washing by hand to get by until Trier. I don’t recommend washing by hand unless you have a […]

Luxembourg 2018

We stayed at the Hotel Simoncini. I mention this because of art gallery next door which you could enter either from outside or the hotel itself with some of their works were exhibited throughout the hotel. It was good and the staff was good, also the breakfast but let me digress back to the actual […]

Brussels 2018

Hello, Brussels! We stayed in a hotel on the FoodSquare Grand Place (that’s where Google Maps says it is). It was a great area to stay in. We had lots of food places just downstairs including a couple of places with some good coffee and useful breakfast foods. This was one of the hotels without […]

Brugge 2018

Brugge was beautiful. Like Amsterdam it is built on and around canals. We had a lovely boat ride and it’s something to do I’d firmly suggest if you’re there. But back to the beginning of Brugge. Having walked the 1.3 km to our hotel we found the keys wouldn’t work. We left the hotel staff […]

Antwerp 2018

Antwerp was an amazing city. We stayed in one of the city squares. The railway station took up part of one end with the entrance to the zoo a pebble’s throw from there on the corner of the square. There was also a ferris wheel and a gorilla statue. On another side was the Koningin […]

Amsterdam 2018

The few nights we had in Amsterdam were nowhere near enough. It is an amazing city. There are so many museums you’d probably need closer to two weeks to see them all. There are certain places you need to book well in advance as they book out very quickly.  If you’re planning a trip there […]

Europe

Finally some details of our trip. We left Melbourne on the 26th May with a brief, two hour, stop in Bangkok with enough time to find the gate for our next plane we then flew onto Frankfurt. Two days, three countries. We took the train from Frankfurt to Kempen (in the Rhineland) where we wandered […]

Killing Kitchener – Steve Sailah

Killing Kitchener by Steve Sailah on 2017 Goodreads ‘One bloody bullet gets you in the end, he said as he coughed up a mouthful of blood and exhaled one last long breath…’ A single murder lies at the heart of this compelling crime mystery that moves from the battlefields of Turkey and Palestine to the […]

Hello, I’m back

As is usual for me I didn’t bother telling people I was going until now when I’m back. We went for a three week sojourn in Germany and surrounds. I’ll share some of our journey with you in due course, this will just be an opening. I have a book to share with you next […]

A Cartload of Clay – George Johnston

A Cartload of Clay – George Johnston

A Cartload Of Clay; A Novel by George Henry Johnston on January 1st 1970 Goodreads My Brother Jack is one of the most important books about the Australian depression in the 1930s that I’ve read. It shows it as it must really have been. And then there are the sequels. Clean Straw for Nothing and […]