Driving in and out of Austria

So this is a quick blog to play catch up and show some of the highlights on our route from Ravensburg through to Fussen, briefly into Austria before arriving at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I’m driving home for ChristmasOh, I can’t wait to see those facesI’m driving home for Christmas, yeaWell I’m moving down that lineAnd it’s beenContinue reading “Driving in and out of Austria”

The Romantic Road

I hope I’m not going to spoil your cornflakes with an unwanted lecture in 18th century history, but my understanding of this period became a little less fuzzy today, so I though I’d share what I now understand better. The ‘Age of Enlightenment‘ occurred during the “long 18th century” (1685-1815). It was an intellectual movementContinue reading “The Romantic Road”

Bamberg – Bampot

Over the years my knowledge of Scottish words and Scottish slang has increased immeasurably. However I would claim (I might even be right) that many of these unique Scottish words were invented to fool, confuse or deceive the English Sassenachs [Scottish / Gaelic word for Saxons]. The smallest amount of research will reveal that thereContinue reading “Bamberg – Bampot”

Sent to Coventry

The bombing of Coventry occurred on the night of 14 November 1940. When more than 400 German bombers attacked Coventry, leaving a trail of destruction. Before World War Two, Coventry was one of the largest manufacturing and engineering cities in Britain and its factories supplied Britain’s military at the beginning of the war. Many workersContinue reading “Sent to Coventry”