Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Paris in the Autumn

Paris in the Autumn

I surprised Kas for her birthday by taking her on a flying visit to Paris, on the train.

Prince Bishops

Prince Bishops

Durham, in the English North-East, is the self-styled Land of the Prince Bishops. Never heard of them !

Nafplio

Nafplio

Nafplio is a bit more touristy than some of the other places we’d been. But not much.

The Delphic Oracle

The Delphic Oracle

You used to be able to come here to foresee your future. I wish we’d known beforehand.

The Monasteries of Meteora

The Monasteries of Meteora

A collection of monasteries built in infeasible locations, resulting in some spectacular photographic opportunities.

Athens

Athens

A city of ancient culture, ancient architecture, and soldiers with pom-poms on their shoes.

A Greek Odyssey

A Greek Odyssey

Two weeks of ancient history, dicing with death on the roads, and beautiful scenery.

Whitburn in Autumn

Whitburn in Autumn

A trip up north, not long after returning from our trip out west. Time for some artistic photography.

The Final Leg

The Final Leg

And so came the day that comes at the end of all good holidays – the one where you have most of a day to kill before your flight home, and no particular enthusiasm for doing anything.

Monterrey

Monterrey

Our final full day in the USA, and we decided that it would be a good day for doing as little as possible, so we just planned to look around Monterey and do lots of eating, drinking and relaxing.