Brand new year, brand new travels

For me New Year isn’t about detox diets and striving to be a better person.  (Perhaps it should be? Perhaps that’s why I’m fat and miserable?).

Nope, in Longland, New Year is about where the bloody hell can I go next!Continue reading “Brand new year, brand new travels”


My 10 Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

2016.  The horribilisiest of annuses. Thank goodness for solo travel!

I started writing a round-up of my 2016 travels a few days ago.  But it didn’t seem to flow very well and I felt that a monologue of everything I’d seen and done wasn’t the best fit for the end of the year.  I decided to come up with something lighter.

So here are my 10 Favourite Travel Photos of 2016.Continue reading “My 10 Favourite Travel Photos of 2016”


I have just learned this word from a friend.  It is German for hearbreaking.

As I write, news is filtering through from Berlin that a deliberate attack on a crowded Christmas market has killed at least nine people and injured dozens more.  The details are still unclear but early reports are that a lorry from Gdansk in Poland has been hijacked and deliberately driven into the market at Breitscheidplatz, just off Kurfürstendamm, the main shopping street in Berlin.Continue reading “Herzzerreißend”