Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This is the Frankfurt Christmas Fair in Birmingham, now work that one out.
Well rather than travel over to the continent for the fairs, Birmingham decided to bring the fair to the people. Good idea really. Its genuine, does a roaring trade, especially in the evenings selling gluhwein and German beers.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Yes we had a holiday in Austria and the previous post was of Mozart's home in Saltzberg.
They like their bikes in Austria and there are cycle tracks verywhere, unfortunately though I did get to go on any.
A beautiful place, fantastic scenery and so clean and tidy that sometimes it seems unreal. But comparing everyday prices in Austria, Britain has got to be the cheapest place in Europe, ......if only we had the weather!!!
Its interesting that Alice in the previous post comments said the food was terrible, as I did'nt think so. But thats probably because us Brits are not reknowned for our cuisine and Alice is French.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The cafe is another feature of the valleys. Many of the cafes were originally started by Italian immigrants from Bardi who settled in the valleys, and are still run by their descendents. This one is in Porth. They are still well used, offering basic food /snacks and are excellent value.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
These were the views on our bike ride this Sunday. The pictures were taken above Ferndale and Taylorstown. Some of the best examples of ribbon conurbation you'll ever find.
I'm a big fan of the valleys and the valley towns, and they are now at their best. I dont think many people would want the coal mines back and all the pollution that came with them. The valleys and their people are now beautiful and unpretenious.