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Not waving but drowning (again)

Sadly, it looks as though I’m in danger of gradually acquiring an unofficial new status as the Rust’s motoring/traffic correspondent. Yesterday my main/sole purpose was to drive to the south coast for the weekend, a journey that in ordinary circumstances would take between 90 and 120 minutes [...]

March 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

To Chichester yesterday for a Ruster awayday in the cause of viewing of some early 20th Century British artist’s work and then a breezy alcoholic lunch at an establishment not far from the famous Festival Theatre. I had teamed up with Ivan Conway for the trip – a mucker from my university days [...]

March 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Bye bye Grenada

It hardly seems a week ago that I posted on our aspirations for Grenada. These were more than met. The location, amenities and staff at the Spice Island Beach Resort were all superb. Though we only left the hotel twice, we felt we had experienced the island, particularly the Caribbean fusion [...]

March 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

A typical day in Paradise

I have now settled into my routine. My day begins with an early morning walk on Gran Anse beach. I find such places best in the early morning with only a few dog walkers about. The beaches at Grenada are public and I assumed that over the weekend the loveliest one at Gran Anse would be full to [...]

February 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Spice Island Beach Hotel

The first couple of days on any vacation can be testing: the long haul flight, time adjustment, mosquito bites, sunburn, settling in can all contribute to this. It’s testament to this fine award-winning hotel that we are after one full day all fully acclimatised and content. Whilst the resort has [...]

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Grenada – flight and first impressions

I agree with Bob Tickler that British Airways (BA) have known better days as have their stewardesses. As we boarded the plane as part of long queue the stewardess confessed it was her first flight and showed us down the wrong aisle. The flight entertainment did not come on for 30 minutes into the [...]

February 21, 2019 // 0 Comments


Today, I’m leaving for Grenada as part of a Rust Party comprising Duggie Heath, Daffers and Nancy. This time, ably assisted by Nancy, I organised the trip. It’s a British Airways package and I can see why the airline is only rated 33rd alongside Kenya Air. They had my wrong email and so [...]

February 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

More internet travails

The subject of Internet frustration is one which regularly fills up our pages. I experienced this big time yesterday with a booking I made through British Airways Holidays to the West Indies. I duly completed my registration a few months ago and paid a deposit online. Having heard nothing at all, I [...]

January 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Out of town and back again

Yesterday I drove from London to Bromsgrove for a reunion lunch with a bunch of pals with whom in 2017 I had undertaken a WW1 battlefields trip to the Verdun area and then last year – for each of us our first similar toe-dip into WW2 similar – a tour of the Normandy D-Day Landing sites. The [...]

January 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Summing up.

The general view of the three Rusters in Las Canarias was that this was a successful trip. Indeed Bob was saying that rather than visit Cape Town next January for the South Africa v England Test – being his 5th trip there – he would be happier to return to Lanzarote and Tenerife. We had [...]

January 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

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