Travel 2015 – Bruges, Brussels, Travel, Day 4

Tuesday, 15th December 2015 – Bruges A travel day but with added Belgium! We had checked the timetables carefully to ensure we didn’t face a rerun of Saturday’s ridiculously slow journey from Brussels to Bruges. We checked out of the Medici and loaded our shopping and luggage into the taxi that the receptionist organised for…

Travel 2015 – London, Bruges, Day 1

Saturday, 12th December 2015 – London, Bruges This trip came about because we’d fancied a “Christmas Markets” type weekend away in the run up to Christmas and as I was hunting for something that appealed a deal came up for a Eurostar and hotel package at a price that was too good to walk away…

Travel 2008 – Spa-Francorchamps, Days 3 and 4

Saturday, 2nd/Sunday 3rd August 2008 – Spa-Francorchamps, Days 3 and 4 The heat continued somewhat abated into Saturday and we all ran round like headless chickens despite the fact that in theory there wasn’t that much left to do. Mind you we hadn’t been helped in the morning’s race by a series of short but…

Food 2007 – Brussels

November 2007 – Brussels (Food, Glorious Food!) OK, so here’s the perennial food-lover’s dilemma in the UK. It’s lunchtime (or dinnertime) and you haven’t packed something to eat or bought something to cook. You want to go out. Your choices tend to be incredibly polarised. You don’t want to spend much? Well, there’s the greasy…

Travel 2005 – Spa-Francorchamps, Jezus-Eik, Brussels, Belgium

April/May 2005 – Spa-Francorchamps, Jezus-Eik, Brussels Something of a wasted weekend, frankly. As soon as the 2005 calendar was announced, and it became obvious we’d be racing on a number of foreign tracks, I’d been asking anyone who’d listen why it was that we were going to Monza in July when the Italian summer weather…