It Never Rains but it Paws – Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany

‘Germany hits highest coronavirus cases since April, with 1,707 new infections,’ With quarantine already imposed on travellers returning to the UK from France and the Netherlands, the newspaper headline caused us considerable disquiet.

Witches, Wurst & Walpurgisnacht, Harz, Germany

Peter Ustinov said, “Love is an endless act of forgiveness.” For Mark and me, living the dream had become an endless act of problem solving. We had done our best. At the first hint that France was ‘bubbling with coronavirus’ and might lock down, we’d made a homeward dash from the Ukranian border. Now, inContinue reading “Witches, Wurst & Walpurgisnacht, Harz, Germany”

A Fight at the Opera & Other Startling Tales, Berlin, Germany

Travel throws up all kinds of odd and unexpected scenarios. Finding replacement tyres in Poland; improvising a caravan stand from a jack and a large tin of peaches; rushing back to the UK when your mother and brother are taken into hospital on the same day for different reasons. All run-of-the-mill stuff to the perpetualContinue reading “A Fight at the Opera & Other Startling Tales, Berlin, Germany”

The Great Escape: Lublin to Poznań, Poland

“It’s not a matter of if, but when this driver will have an accident. I can pinpoint exactly the timing of this accident. It will happen just after his luck runs out.” This was one of Mark’s early driving assessments as a young and feckless courier. I plagiarised it now to deliver judgement on theContinue reading “The Great Escape: Lublin to Poznań, Poland”