Notes from Sunday, April 3, 2016 When I thought of Portugal, I always had mental pictures of bright blue skies, white washed quaint villages, dramatic cliffs dropping vertiginously from green flats to white sand beaches. Or maybe, at worse, they would be pebble beaches; with the round kind of pebbles, not the ones that will shred into … More Lisbon…in the sun?
It started innocently enough ‘let’s go for a stroll’ because, you know, we have time, no need to see all the city in a day. My infamous, record breaking, First Day of Vacation in Barcelona Ultra Death March was very politely not mentioned but just barely hinted at with ‘But not too long, right?’. … More Let’s Go for the First Stroll
First there was a ‘compromise’ decision: Let’s go to Portugal! Then came the Picking of Destinations; where to stay and for how long was carefully pondered over weeks. Well, truthfully, only I was involved in this process as C was happy to go anywhere as long as it did not involve (a) France (I know…some people!), (b) … More The Portugal Decision
For years I have been told that I should start a blog. For all those years I have also thought about starting a blog. But all along my ‘voice’ drowned underneath pages and pages of technical papers, executive summaries, investigation reports and scientific opinions. Though my long hours at the corporate keyboard paid the bills and padded the … More Dipping the Spoon