Thursday, June 29, 2006

TravelBlog - Madrid

Equally as hot as Milan, a nice place but I didn't get to see any of it apart from the Airport and the office.

To be honest, after spending the last few days travelling about and the heat I wasn't really up for much tourism - but even then, the sunny weather and nice people left good memories of the place.

I shall be back (not before long either!)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

TravelBlog - Milan

At last, a business trip to Milan with a few hours to appreciate the beauty of the place.
Although the weather was scorching hot - 32 (Centigrade) at 1 o'clock in the morning, the whole place is fantastic.

Italy remains "undiscovered" to me and I'm really looking forward to this year's summer holiday to find out an awful lot more about the place.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Travelblog - Dublin

To Ireland on business this time - I do like the Irish people, both NI and ROI people are very friendly and easy to get on with.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Saddleworth Whit Friday

Every Whit Friday, there's a very big, famous Brass Band Contest held in all the villages of traffic.

For the music lovers and tourists, it's wonderful, a whole day of parp parp tootle-doodle, boom boom. In fact, if you've ever seen the film Brassed Off, they play in the Saddleworth competition.

For the locals though (speaking as one) I have to say, it's chaos!! The whole area comes to a standstill - traffic queues up behind the processions, parking becomes a big fight and the incessant tootle of brass bands, though pleasant for the first hour or so, really begins to get on your wick a little after a whole day of it. Thank heavens, I'm at work during most of the day!! During one of said traffic jams I snapped a pic of this sign that shows some consideration for the locals ordering the drummers not to beat time!!

Anyway, it's only once a year, so I'll let them have their fun, but it won't stop me joining in by shouting, "that's not a brass band - I contest that !!" now and again just to keep my sanity

Thursday, June 08, 2006

TravelBlog - Frankfurt

Yes, went to Frankfurt on business - turned up the day before the England match.
The taxi driver asked me if I was here for the match. Being a non pie-eating-thug I had no idea what he was talking about at the time, and only found out afterwards.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Travelblog - Gothenburg, Sweden

Went to Gothenburg on business, nice place lovely sunsets

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Travelblog - Northern Ireland

A Holiday in Belfast and the beautiful North Antrim Coast.

Lots more photos and comments to follow soon

Saturday, June 03, 2006

TravelBlog - Belfast

Crikey - I forgot to mention that I passed Belfast George Best City Airport.

Nice that they named the place after him, I'm not really a football fan, but it seems like a kind gesture.

Excuse the wonky shot by the way, it was very much a stop very quickly and snap with the camera phone. The police really wanted to keep traffic moving and I didn't want to disagree with them!