Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wade stops to admire the facade. Those tudors knew how to build. He wonders how many cups of tea and biscuits were consumed during the build.
Wade's feet hadn't quite recovered from his epic adventure at Hampton Court but he tries to keep his chin up.
This entrance doesn't look too promising as there's water on the other side. He decides to give it a miss.
Wade heard about big black birds from his cousin Ivan who was caught by one. Legend has it that these birds can't fly. Still, Wade keeps his distance, he doesn't like flapping wings and who can blame him ?
Unlike Hampton Court, The Tower served as a prison as well as a fortress hence the rather small windows. Perfectly sized for Wade mind you.
A parting shot before going home, Wade really enjoyed his visits and feels most knowledgeable.
Thanks to Ciara for her lovely photos. I love getting updates on the FTB's so don't be shy. Even if they have just been keeping you company on the sofa, email a pic.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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Marlene poses for the camera in front of a scenic view. Its hard being an FTB celebrity sometimes but its her job.
The indignity of it all ! A ball lands on her sun lounger and catapaults her into the sand. It's a long climb to get back on top.
Victorious view from the Sun Lounger.
There are a lot of tourists taking photos still Marlene is clueless as to why.
Marlene takes a break and views the landscape below.
She loses track of time as she takes an unplanned nap. She is also sun burnt and isn't that her cruise ship ?
Marlene realises that she is stuck in Dubrovnik and doesn't speak the language. How will she ever get home ? TBC
Thanks to Uncle Richard for the photos.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Its Brenda to the rescue, ever inventive she jet-skis on a flip flop to save Constance who is rapidly sinking.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Here Troy is able to see what Rob look like up close and personal in a screen printined collage .
Behind the scenes he drops in to see how surfboards are shaped. In the background Bill Stewart reveals secrets of this mysterious craft.
As I mentioned earlier, it was super hot and Troy having watched the entire Men's Surf contest won by local Brett Simpson and the Master's Event went home for some R&R.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Stanley takes to the skies for his latest adventure. The journey is so quick he barely has time for a nap before he's buckling up for the landing.
Upon landing there's not a taxi in sight but what there are a lot of, are bicycles, hundreds of them Stanley can hardly stand still for a minute without placing himself in bodily danger.There's nothing for it, he hitches a ride and heads downtown in search of his accommodation.
His human cycling driver informs Stanley that he has arrived at his destination. Stanley looks around. "How can this be ? " Stanley can only see water and nothing that resembles a hotel. Maybe he thinks, I'm supposed to be on that barge. What follows next is nothing short of reckless.
He jumps......and he misses landing on the tiniest of ledges which is all that stands between him and a watery end. Overcome by the realisation that he is in a very sorry predicament, he lies there thinking negative thoughts. Not for long........
Lucky for him a hand from a passing barge scoops him up from the precarious precipice and informs him that he is just in time for dessert. Stanley needless to say perks up from his traumatic state when handed an ice cream. He is a comfort eater after all. Nothing can possibly be that bad if there's ice-cream.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Without further ado, here are a fraction of the pics.
First stop Venice. Marlene gets her first taste of living at sea.
No trip to Venice would be complete without visiting Murano where a lot of glass is made. Notice the area is under surveillance but Marlene manages to bypass security and blend with the ornaments.
This rather impressive glass sculpture is made entirely of handblown glass. Marlene is seen here hoping that the sculpture is securely anchored to something.
After all the day's activity its back to the ship for a beverage and a nap.
Stay tuned for part 2 Croatia and Greece coming soon.