Seville

'We need to go to flamenco dancing' said Madam. I was lying in my recliner and had fallen asleep.  I was glad she woke me as I was worried I was going to have that nightmare again.  The one where I’m chased by Scarlett Johansson and, just as she catches me, she turns into Jacob … Continue reading Seville

Budapest Travel Blog

'We are going hungry,' said Madam.  I was a little confused by this as we had just had dinner. 'Hungry, my sweet?' I queried. Were we going on a diet?  Some weeks ago she suggested joining a gym and eating healthier food but I pretended not to hear and she hadn't mentioned it since.  I … Continue reading Budapest Travel Blog

Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf

We drove to Schloss Ludwigsburg, which I believe translates as Louis’s Castle. The gardens were beautiful with  a central fountain, topiary and flower beds.  Elaborate Sand sculptures surrounded the garden.  No words can do them justice, so you will just have to look at the pictures on Instagram. The palace started out as a simple hunting … Continue reading Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf

Garmisch Partenkirchen 1

It’s not often that you cross a country border underground.  Not legally at least. We were travelling from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen near the Austrian border where we planned to spend a few days.  Due to the intransigence of mountain passes in ignoring man-made political boundaries, we crossed from Germany into Austria through a long tunnel … Continue reading Garmisch Partenkirchen 1

Copenhagen Day Eight and Home

We were up early and took the 8:30 train to Hillerod some 24 miles from Copenhagen. Madam wanted to see yet another royal palace, Frederiksborg Slot. Literally translated this is Frederiksborg Castle. This summons up images of battlements, a moat and portcullis. In practice it was another palace with endless rooms of royal portraits and … Continue reading Copenhagen Day Eight and Home