The ship went down 100 years ago this week, on April 15th, 1912.
I’ve had a Titanic few months. I’ve been to the ship’s last port of call before the iceberg, seen Titanic artefacts in Singapore, met a descendant of a crew member and in a couple of weeks Mevrouw T and I will stay in a cabin in the Jane Hotel, New York, where survivors were put up while waiting for the inquiry into the disaster.
Holland isn't all about tulips, but this year we'll be there in time to see them anyway.
It’s that panic time of year again. Mevrouw T and I are packing the bags, rechecking the itinerary and cleaning Casa Tulloch, Sydney, ready for the tenants to move in. Where the bloody hell are my passport/Dutch simcard/travel insurance number/noise-cancelling headphones…
We’ll be on the road for the next four months and adventures lie ahead, including, but by no means limited to… Continue reading
I enjoy language, and admire those who use it in original ways.
I’ve been online, booking accommodation for an upcoming trip to the USA, and have been much entertained by the inventive alternatives to ‘enjoy!’ and ‘have a nice day’ that pepper the correspondence.
A hotel ‘Front Desk Talent member’ wins the prize for exhorting me to ‘have an easy breezy day’, but there were other worthy contributions… Continue reading
Blarney Castle - place a kiss on the X, if you think it will help your storytelling.
Another week, another newspaper article sold and published, another story to release into cyberspace.
This is what I wrote about our adventures in Ireland, land of the story and the storytellers with the wonderful voices…
Oh no, hits are only up 7.3% on this time three weeks ago!
My blog just set a record for number of hits. It smashed my previous best monthly tally, even in puny little 29-day February. This month is shaping up to be even better.
So why am I not happy? Continue reading