Category Archives: Culture

Douro Valley……….and Oporto

In November 2018 I attained the ripe old age of 70 and I explained to my family I did not want a party or any gifts, My request was for a quiet meal out with my wife, daughter and husband … Continue reading

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“China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”- Liverpool

  Last week I went to view the exhibition currently in situ at the World Museum in Liverpool, namely “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”. I wasn’t really sure what to expect so went with an open mind, fully cognizant … Continue reading

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Taller Andaluz de Cocina – cookery school in Seville

On my recent visit to Seville I had a day to myself as my wife had gone on a trip to Granada and I couldn’t face the 6 hours of travelling, no matter how beautiful the sights of Granada are! … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight and William Lever, Social Philanthropist…………..should be compulsory reading for HR professionals

Yesterday I paid a second visit to Port Sunlight village and visited the museum and one of the workers cottages. The museum is small but well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in our industrial heritage. … Continue reading

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Toledo, Corpus Christie and the Hanging Lights

Last week I made my third trip to Madrid for a short visit and took the opportunity of revisiting Toledo which is about thirty minutes away by train. I had visited the city last year but on arrival found that … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle tells it like it is………….

Over the last few years various word and phrases have crept into the language and often make me want to weep e.g. selfie. However the one thing that makes me cringe and want to vomit is the phrase “woman/person/man of … Continue reading

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The British Police……becoming a laughing stock!

The British Police are in danger of becoming a laughing-stock, witness the recent arrest of a 78 year old defending his house against a burglar for stabbing the intruder. He then gets arrested for “suspected murder” before a public outcry … Continue reading

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