The Flying Legends Duxford 2017

Posted on 25/06/2017 By

Flying Legends Duxford. Bertie and the Manhattan Dolls.

Flying Legends, Duxford.

June is busting out all over…

Bertie: “Told her that blouse was too bleedin’ tight…” (more…)

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A Dancer Called Alexis.

Posted on 18/06/2017 By



I would like to introduce you to Alexis, from the United States of America. She wants to be a dancer. With her determination and clear love for her passion I am sure she will succeed. I spoke to her mum Debra who told me that all her daughter had ever wanted to be was a dancer. (more…)


Continental Railway Journeys in Germany.

Posted on 11/06/2017 By

Germany: Mittenwald

Continental Railway Journeys in Germany.

Well here we are back in Lammersdorf, Austria. Writing blogs from an idyllic office.

Tom is the new owner of the hotel. Upholding the recent tradition of Dutchmen owning it. He has agreed to be interviewed by me later in the holiday. (more…)

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Tim, the Technical Director.

Posted on 04/06/2017 By

Technical Director: Tim

Technical Director.

It may seem to be a bit pompous to have a Technical Director for something as trivial as a blog. But then, Bobby isn’t renowned for doing things normally. It also seems a bit wrong to be posting something so trivially amusing as this after last night’s events. So, please take a minute in silent contemplation and respect for all those affected before reading on. (more…)

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When Bertie is on His Holidays…

Posted on 28/05/2017 By

Holidays: Holiday Madness Ahead!


Bertie and Bobby are on their holidays, so they have foolishly handed the reigns over to me. Tim. The Technical Director! (more…)

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Unveiling the Bench in Memory of Diddley.

Posted on 21/05/2017 By

The Bench: Chris. National Trust Volunteer… "Chris of all trades".

The Bench.

The Bench: Chris. National Trust Volunteer… "Chris of all trades".

Chris. National Trust Volunteer… “Chris of all trades”.


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Continental Railway Journeys to Venice.

Posted on 14/05/2017 By


So the romance was over before it had even begun (see Brief Encounter). Good luck Giz A La (Gisele). It was fun. So, here I am. Venice. Walking out of the station, you look down on the Grand Canal. On a scene quite unimaginable the first time. But for a first time you really need to come by train. Planes, coaches and cars are all outside the ancient city. The railway station is right in the middle.

Venice Station: Venice Santa Lucia Station. Down the steps. Walk. Waterbus. Launch. Gondola. A man with a barrow.

Venice Santa Lucia Station. Down the steps. Walk. Waterbus. Gondola. Launch. A man with a barrow.


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Brief Encounter on a Journey.

Posted on 07/05/2017 By

Continental Train Journeys with Bertie… A Brief Encounter.

I am a little embarrassed this week. Bobby is so keen to tell you about the journey to Venice that I feel a little “excluded”. I did after all spend most of the journey hidden in a rucksack while he was in full flow.

Bobby… “You’re jealous. Because I proved that you are not the crumpet puller everyone thinks you are. My brief encounter had nothing to do with you, but rather my own panache and charm!” (more…)

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GAD Update: Out of the Darkness.

Posted on 30/04/2017 By

Out of the Darkness.

GAD - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Out of the Darkness

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Into the light…

Relax, cheer up, it’s a big day. Bobby came out…

(more than one way) (more…)


A Day in the Life of GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder).

Posted on 23/04/2017 By

GAD. Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Bobby in bed, with bandaged head and an inflatable hammer over it!

GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder).

PS… Is “postscriptum”, written after. A letter, maybe, or on this case, a blog. This PS was written after the story that follows. The story of Bobby’s battle with mental health. Written a few days before Prince Harry revealed to the world’s media that he too had suffered mentally years after his mother, Princess Diana, was killed in that Paris car crash.  And written before he learned that the royal trio, Harry, William and Kate were a driving force behind today’s London Marathon being in support of the “Heads Together” campaign. A charity set up to break the stigma of mental illness. The official charity for this year’s event. Some may say that the attention being given to mental health is not before time. Better late than never. We would say that there will always be mental illness, and hope that a more conciliatory world will help future generations avoid the prolonged agony experienced by Bobby and his contemporaries.

So it’s appropriate that this “PS” comes before the story that follows. (more…)


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