Saturday, October 14, 2017

A few more pics

 Nice promenade, but where have all the tourists gone?

 Where else but Monaco..

 A reminder of happier days - seen outside the royal palace .

Less than a square mile in area, but with the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in the world and the world's most expensive real estate market, at $58,300 per square metre.

Only our second visit to Portofino, which understandably hadn't changed much in over a decade.

 Insist on seeing the prices before ordering a drink here!

The fantastic hill-top town of Cervo with its 16 palaces was just a 5km walk away from our hotel in Diano Marina.

View from Cervo looking back across the bay to Diano Marina.

 Claude Monet was here.

And painted the bridge and castle at Dolceacqua.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mystery trip

 Fabulous weather despite the tourists being long gone.

 Palm-lined streets abound.

 A cloud or two made a welcome change.

 The best way to view the coast is from the sea.

 Artists like this place.

One made this view famous.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Certainly is Birthday season

Was one grandsons birthday on 15th and my nephews son was 4 yesterday - and my mum is 91 today - but best bit was another grandson made his entrance on Sunday night 2 weeks early - so keen to see us

Henry Ethan Jones born yesterday at 23.07πŸ‘ΆπŸ» weighing 8 pound 2 ounces
Mum and baby are both doing well - Dad is bit exhausted and overwhelmed. That 20 hours plus is so hard for the male isn't it ladies?? 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Birthday Season ????

Most of the family have summer birthdays,three in one week, so we dont dwell much on them.My Princess , however,totally pulled one over on Grandpa Freddie.The sunday before, I was just coming up to the 18th green oblivious as to the throng gathered behind the green.A playing partner said"someone having a birthday?".I looked over and in typical grateful fashion replied "oh shit".The little monkey had the upstairs room in the golf club decked with drinks and snacks etc and later a catered meal.Relations,ex co workers and friends were all in on it.She had done a lot of covert address stealing and had everyone keep the secret for a while( under punishment of death,we dont mess with Princess.
She went to a lot of time and effort to make it a special day and its rare for me to be stuck for words,having a black belt in repartee.CAKE was involved.

Friday, September 15, 2017

happy birthday... Jimmy...
...think it should be nudging the 16th in your neck of the woods round about now...