Category Archives: Travel

Danny and Struppi


Danny travelled again for the weekend.


On the plane with a snack


in the car to the house.

In Stuttgart Airport Danny saw a many bears and talked to some.

He made friends with one, called Struppi.

Struppi then joined us on the flight back to London.


The bears had a lovely flight home and Danny is busy introducing

Struppi to everybody and the English life here.

Our bear family has grown!

Welcome Struppi!



Frost and Rain Flowers


During my visit in Germany now in February

it was cold and frosty.

I took pictures of the frosty flowers in the morning.



I love the frost on the leaves, looked like little crystals.

Then the rained…

It creates a different effect on flowers, rather beautiful

when you look closely.


How those raindrops stick to the plant,

before they get to heavy and drop.



My mum’s garden is full with the yellow ‘Winterlinge’.


So lovely to see yellow in Winter,

they brighten up the season.

Keep warm and enjoy the beauty!


A day in Barcelona


Barcelona is a wonderful city and so much to see.

An amazing church building – La Sagrada Familia from the Architect Antoni Gaudi which he started building in 1883.  Knowing he will not see it finished, he spent 40 years building and left plans for his successors. He is buried under the nave.

On the link on his name is a short video what it will look like when it is finished hopefully in 2026, ready for Gaudi’s 100th anniversary of his death.

His buildings and casas are all over Barcelona.

Next was the “Casa de les Punxes” or Casa Terradas which was build for 3 sisters by a different architect looking more like a castle.

Casa de les Punxes

All details are just fabulous even the balcony tiles from the bottom.

We walked to the next of Gaudi’s buildings the Casa Mila. This was built as an apartment block.

Casa Mila

We continued our walk to the next Gaudi Casa along the famous and really large Passeig Gracia. This Road is tree lined, has exclusive shops, wide pavements and amazing old buildings. The pavement is tiled with Gaudi tiles; aren’t they beautiful?


Gaudi tiles on the Passeig Gracia


Along there we came to Casa Batllo, a colourful casa built by Gaudi again.


Casa Batllo

Next to this casa is a Netherland style casa called Casa Amatller from the same architect as the Casa de Punxes above.

Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo

Casa Amatller

So many casas…. it was so interesting.

Casa Lleo Morera



Admiring all buildings we headed to the Cathedral. As the queues were everywhere terribly long, we continued to walk and see all from outside – we only had one day.


Then we went through small little roads to our last stop The Arc de Triomf.

Arc de Triomf

This Arc de Triomf was build in 1888 as an entrance to the Barcelona World Fair, a very impressive building.

We walked over 20000 steps as my step counter showed and were ready to go back by train to village were we stayed.

This was a short one day tour of Barcelona, hope you enjoyed the sites.

I have visited Barcelona on the 8th August and this post was put together before the terror attack in Barcelona. It is terrible to think what happened and my thoughts and prayers are with the people who died or were injured in the attack.  I pray that the world become a safer place.

A short holiday in Spain


You all know how I love my palm trees

so we had a short holiday in Spain near Barcelona.


We stayed in Calella in Catalonia.



A wonderful beach welcomed us and

just listening to the sound of the waves was so relaxing and calming.



Calella had wonderful plants,

a lovely church,

a light house

small streets with delightful shops

and amazing houses with cacti growing up… over 2 floors


We enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful beach.

and had a relaxing time.

A truly wonderful short holiday!

A day out in Germany


Danny was travelling again.

We had just one day but Danny saw some lovely sites.

We went to Lichtenstein Castle,


Danny climbed everywhere to have his picture taken.



After a piece of cake we went to explore the “Nebelhöhle

A large cave with stalactites and stalagmites.


The very end of the cave is bathed in constant changing lights.

It looks amazing!



A day in Oxford


Oxford is a beautiful University city in England.

It has been a town since 9th century and has an ancient university.

My friends and I recently visited Oxford for a day out.

Here are my impressions:


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We finished a wonderful day out in Oxford

with a traditional English Cream Tea.


Cream tea – refreshments

Danny meets old friends


Danny traveled again this time to Germany

visiting old friends.

He met Petzi, a senior teddy,

He couldn’t hold back his excitement  and jumped right up to say hello.




Then they chatted for a long time.



In town he saw water, a plastic cow,

blue sky and beautiful snowdrops.




Danny found his favourite:

a ” Schwäbische Brezel”





Danny met also his other friend “Breuni” in Germany.




They enjoyed a good chat and cuddle next to Spring flowers.

After a week of sunshine he said good bye to Germany in rain

which gave us a beautiful picture of this snowdrop.



Wishing you all a wonderful and

love filled week !


How to relax – bear style – Danny’s weekend


Danny’s first trip in the 2017 took him to Norfolk in England.

He planned a relaxing weekend away.



He stayed in a Mock Elizabethan Grad 2 listed Building, which is a 4 star hotel, near Norwich.

A beautiful building with fountain




First he enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea,



before going to the swimming pool to swim and relax.






Then a visit to Norwich with its castle:




Back to the hotel for a wonderful sleep in the spacious bed



The next morning was verrrrry cold….





Such fantastic icicles.

… and it was time to go back home to London.

Now that was a calm and relaxing time.

Why not try it yourself!