holiday

1096 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a big scare on the Greek front

I start with a big but false Greek holiday scare and a triumph on the nettle brewing front here at the Welsh hovel, followed by a snake scare at the same place. Then I look at takeovers and why the rabid right-wing press is so wrong to oppose them with an accompanying trip down memory lane with George Orwell and Jim Slater.

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1181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is my Greek summer holiday at risk? I fear so

I start with Peter Brailey’s excellent piece on Powerhouse Energy (PHEwhich I commend to all of you and discuss. Then onto the idea of “not being out ahead of the weekend” – a sign of bull market thinking. Finally is my Greek Holiday in peril? I fear it is. I despair at this madness and what it will mean for the economy and all of us. 

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2848 days ago

Hypocrite Theresa May spends YOUR cash to tell you to do as I say not as I do

Our glorious unelected leader Theresa May has today urged folks to "staycation" in Britain to help the economy. What a towering patriot she is. Has she said how she will shower all the Brit-astic members of Team GB with honours to thank them for putting the Great back into Britain? Rule Britannia. Let's ignore how debased those honours are by the stench of years of corruption. Let's all back our country. Play some Elgar.

After all: Theresa did say how we were all in it together and how her brand of conservatism would reach out to thsoe who feel left out and so loathe a rich, out of touch hypocritical elite. So which part of ever more Great Britain did Theresa go to on holiday this year?

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2904 days ago

Malcolm Stacey on Holiday Caption Contest day 2 (and day 1 winner)

Getafix is still on holiday and has sent us back another snap for our amusement. But before we go to today's caption contest there was a clear winner yesterday

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2919 days ago

The Mrs heads home from Greece - life without her is very different, I'm back at the Hovel

British Airways staff were again brilliant today. On Saturday I arrived at Kalamata airport with a barely mobile father and weak step mother. Within minutes a cute airline lady had helped me get a wheelchair for my father and i was told my job was over. The lady put them at the front of the line and I had nothing more to do. Today it was the turn of the Mrs. We arrived and the small departure lounge was again heaving with lobster pink Northern Europeans forming long lines to check in for flights to London and Paris.

I found a different cute airline lady and said that my wife was heavily pregnant, as she is, and within minutes she was again at the head of the queue leaving dozens of the lobster pink Brits and froggies fuming behind her. Then she was through passport control and was off and I headed back to town to face another three to four weeks at the Greek Hovel with just the snakes and rats for company.

When the Mrs is here I am on holiday so I only work 3-4 hours a day at my PC and I do no manual labour at all. I enjoy three meals a day and more than the odd drink. "After all we are on holiday" say I as I order another ouzo. I get to sleep on clean sheet in an air conditioned hotel and enjoy swims in luxury pools. The Mrs is paying and it is a treat. I enjoy my hols with the Mrs. We talk, we plan, we discuss. Life without the Mrs is very different.

Aware

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3258 days ago

Weekly Postcard #119 - why to holiday in Greece NOW and some off beat destinations I recommend

A bit of a difference this week as I explain the numerous reasons to book a holiday in Greece in 2015. I am serious. I then take you through two or three suggested trips which are not mainstream but offer you Greece with a difference. There is a Northern trip taking in Albania, Meteora, Arta and one entrance to the underworld. And a trip in the South taking in Napfio, Mycenae, Corinth, Delphi, Olympia and the mani. I neglected to say that the main entrance to Hades is at the foot of the Mani. And there is an offbeat island near Athens I recommend - Agistri.  This is the year to see Greece on the cheap and there is so much to enjoy.

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4070 days ago

The Greek 200 metres

As you can see by the fact that this is only my third article today I am on holiday. I am, of course, in Greece, in a little village by the sea where there are, as far as I can seem just four or five places to eat. And so my partner and I sought out the sixth, The Final Taverna which is – according to a sign just 200 metres away from village on a road leading around a big bend.

She knows a thing or two about Greece and so we agreed that these would be 200 Greek metres i.e. at least 400 metres. Sure enough, after about 400 metres we came to a sign “Final Taverna 50m.” About 100 metres later there was another sign: “Final Taverna 40m.”

About 100 metres later around another bend we got there. It was closed.

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4073 days ago

Getting Life in balance – time for a Holiday

I have not had a holiday since last summer and I am absolutely shattered – mentally and physically. And so my partner (whom some of you met at UKInvestor Show) and I are off to Greece for a week or two – as a liberated woman employed by the State it is only fair that she pays. Naturally I shall write for a few hours a day but mostly this is swimming, walking & winding down. It’s time to think.

You have to learn your lessons and

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