About me: A Manxman living on the bank of the Southern Rhine.
Terms and conditions of Britain?s relationship with Europe David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union. Well he can take the day off and annoy his family as I have defined suitable terms for him. On the 9th of July 1950 Breisach, the small town … Continue reading →... Sun, 19 May 2013 20:13:48
Collecting stereotypes Like the grizzly Manxman on the Pequod I was born ‘in the little rocky Isle of Man’. I confess that neither have I his ‘preternatural powers of discernment’ nor was I ‘taught….by the old witch in Copenhagen’. But I can … Continue reading →... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:54:16
Thinking outside the box This week my trusty but not rusty Marin took me for a ride to celebrate its 14th birthday, and we had a ‘smashing’ time. Southern Germany has few even breezy days and this was another day of quiet calm that … Continue reading →... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:17:56
Lufthansa lost luggage auction On the drive back down the autobahn the large suitcase lay unopened in the boot. An hour’s drive during which we enjoyed sparring over what priceless treasures we had smuggled from under the noses of the other bidders. The auction, … Continue reading →... Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:25:28
Rhine salmon SILVER TOURISTS – PAST AND PRESENT In 2012 two Atlantic salmon, the first for over 50 years, managed to swim their way up the Rhine to Switzerland. The Upper Rhine is still blocked by French EDF dams and these fish … Continue reading →... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:52:52