Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lee Lozano at MNCDE, Madrid………the worst art exhibition I have ever attended

  During our recent visit to Madrid we decided to visit the  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a beacon of contemporary art, not only in Spain but throughout Europe. The building itself is majestic with a minimalist interior … Continue reading

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What did you do in Madrid……….oh; I went to visit Cementerio de La Almudina

On the trip from the airport to the centre of Madrid recently, I spotted an enormous cemetery (bigger than anything I have ever seen before) and thought that it might be worth a visit. I know that may sound a … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Toledo………….or so we thought!

  Before our trip to Madrid numerous friends had said, “you must visit Toledo but go during the week when there are less tourists and it is easier to move around.” So heeding this advice we decided to go on … Continue reading

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Ryanair………..somewhat lacking in customer care!

I recently experienced the delight of flying Ryanair from Manchester to Madrid for the first time and what an interesting experience it was. The flight was scheduled to depart Manchester at 6.30am and so it was a crack of dawn … Continue reading

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Sara Baras………..the worlds greatest dancer

There are a few occasions in life when you know you have just seen, heard and experienced something rather special. My first Mahler 2, Janaceks “Jenufa”, Sam and Dave and the Stax Soul Tour, Dave Holland Group and The Hilliard … Continue reading

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Little Richard………comes to Manchester in 1963

In 1963 I was fifteen years old and just getting into my stride with pop music. There was little opportunity to listen to pop music as the BBC rigidly controlled the airwaves and looked down on popular music with considerable … Continue reading

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Amazon…….pat on the back for customer service

I am the first to complain when customer service is not up to scratch and I thought yesterday that I would have to do battle with Amazon regarding a camera case that I had ordered. It arrived on the date … Continue reading

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