About me: A Manxman living on the bank of the Southern Rhine.
Hibernating fleas Sunday morning early starts are over for the year. Last Sunday was the final pre-dawn break for the border two hours before the Shipping Forecast. The last Vide Grenier or Puce (empty attic or flea market) might more appropriately have … Continue reading →... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:50:15
Harvest in Germany ? a country on the pop Late summer and early autumn in southern Germany is a time of much drinking, a bit like the rest of the year in fact, but a little more choreographed with popular wine festivals and being-sick-on-beer festivals. The Breisach wine festival … Continue reading →... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:03:33
Adopt a vortex On 22nd October 2012 Dominic Jung from Wetter.net gave the German weather forecast in which he said: “Teilweise tanzen dann sogar im Alpenvorland die Schneeflocken bis ganz runter vom Himmel.? I ran a Google translate of this forecast and the result was better than … Continue reading ... Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:40:06
A short walk across the Alps In the summer of 1982 I took my first flight to Greece. I was sitting in a starboard window seat reading a new travel guide, the first edition of the first Rough Guide by Mark Ellingham, when the clouds below … Continue reading →... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:33:46
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