Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 November, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 November, 2018

Good morning Is it time to start the count down of shopping days until Christmas?  Well, before then we’ve the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to tempt us, of course, and this weekend, the more relaxing and retrospective Veteran’s Day weekend. With the thought of buying things in mind, this week we feature […]

Apple Breathes New Life Into iPads

Apple Breathes New Life Into iPads

Apple’s iPad has always been a strange product.  Its original launch was accompanied by a level of hype perhaps never seen before or since, and the product appeared with outstanding specifications in terms of battery life, capabilities, screen size, weight, and even price. Overnight, a totally new category of computing device was created, causing some […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 November, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 November, 2018

Good morning I hope your Halloween was enjoyable.  My long dark driveway (and, ahem, German Shepherd) tend to keep the number of trick and treaters down to a very small number each year, but Anna always manages to score an impressive amount of candy as she does her rounds (as well as sweeping up all […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 October, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 October, 2018

Good morning It has been a wild and crazy week, but have I got a lot to show you for the week that was.  We now have details of our June 2019 UK touring online. I’m using the “land cruise” concept first offered in this year’s Christmas land cruise (still have the cancelled couple’s $500 […]

2019 Great Britain Land Cruises

2019 Great Britain Land Cruises

We’re combining two popular concepts and giving you a special chance in 2019 to enjoy a special type of touring in two special parts of Britain in June. We are offering two “land cruises” – these are our tours where we stay an entire week in one hotel, just like on a cruise ship, while […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 October, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 October, 2018

Good morning First computer problems then medical problems (an ankle) forced an unplanned silence upon me, but here I am, happily back once more and sharing another selection of the great and the grim. Simultaneously on the great and grim side of things, we had a cancellation off our Christmas “Landcruise” of Northern France and […]

The Evolving Madness of Customs Searches

The Evolving Madness of Customs Searches

New Zealand has just passed a new law empowering their Customs Officers to levy fines of up to NZ$5000 (US$3400) if you refuse to provide your electronic device passwords on request. Note that the fine doesn’t mean you then avoid having customs officials and who knows who else examining and sharing the data on your […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 September, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 September, 2018

Good morning I must start off by thanking everyone who generously responded to the start of our annual fundraising drive last week.  We had 40 kind people choose to send in some support. Depending on if one’s glass is half full or half empty, the half full glass perspective notes that we collected almost as […]