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About Bryn Thomas

After a longer career in travel agency than he would care to admit, Bryn became a freelance review of hotels and guest houses at the suggestion of a former client and publisher. He still travels and writes for pleasure. More Posts

That’s that over for another year then

Sometimes the smallest of things can give you a new sense of well being and confidence. The honest truth is that I have few sources of income in my advancing years – and many outgoings, but that’s another story – and, if I was an accountant, or the type to be well-organised and efficient, [...]

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Going out in the rain

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but yesterday chez moi was the occasion of a sudden break in the weather. Gone was the scorching heat and sunshine of the Bank Holiday Weekend, replaced by a distinctly colder temperature and steady rain which, after a slow start, persisted for most of the [...]

August 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Something to chew upon

For good or ill, I visit my dentist about every six months for a check-up – and then possibly a further appointment to deal with anything discovered during said check-up that might warrant attention. My attitude to teeth and dentistry is somewhat ambivalent. About three decades ago one dentist I [...]

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another overnight blank

Here’s a true story. My regular night-time schedule consists of going to bed about 9.00pm, partly because I’m an early to bed and early to rise sort of guy. It’s also partly because I normally sleep for between four and five hours and get up again somewhere between midnight and 2.00am to [...]

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reunion meal

Yesterday I travelled into central London for lunch with a pal and some of his mates, all of them alumni of the same school. There was a certain novelty to the expedition because I’m now about a decade past the time I last commuted into the metropolis and it was fascinating – if you see what I [...]

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Witnessing a great sporting moment

I’ve got to own up here – I’m not really into sport. I played a bit at school, largely because it was compulsory, and have variously tried squash, golf and garden cricket in my time but participation is not really my game. I began following football by becoming a notional ‘fair weather’ [...]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

A welcome re-wind

Completely by chance, over the last six months, I have become involved in a semi-commercial business project – if that is the appropriate description for something that in the final analysis and scale of multi-national corporate activities is infinitely modest. As the deadline for its launch has [...]

November 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Theatre review: This House (Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre)

Yesterday I joined an old pal, a man of extensive property interests, for lunch in a hotel restaurant in Chichester. He was holed up there after doing a spot of business in the morning which had seemingly gone particularly well, for as I arrived he announced that we were to be served a bottle of [...]

October 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Olympic issues

Yesterday, purely because of circumstances after 48 hours ‘on the road’ in various places, was a bit of a personal rest day and I spent some of it dipping in and out of the television coverage of the Olympics. Here are some observations based upon what I saw – and heard on the radio – [...]

August 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Goodbye to all that

That’s it for me. Fed up with the EU Referendum result and the political crisis that has inevitably followed, I’m off. I’m sufficiently worldly-wise that I anticipated some, but not all, of the fall-out that occurred after the Brexit vote. It always seemed to me that if you call a referendum [...]

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

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