Category: Travel with grandchildren

Saint Flour to Barcelona

We rose just before 7:00 am, had breakfast in the hotel (combinations of cereal, yoghurt, ham, bread, cheese, juice and coffee), packed and were on the road shortly after 8:00 am. I drove the first […]

Paris to Saint Flour

We woke a little before 7:00 am, feeling adjusted to the time zone and reasonably refreshed. Breakfast at the hotel was the typical European buffet and we each had combinations of cereal, rolls with ham, […]

Singapore to Paris

We boarded our flight from Singapore to Paris a little before midnight and settled down for the long night. Majella and Sam were asleep by the time supper was served and missed that meal which […]

Brisbane to Singapore

I was up at 6:00 am and walked 35 minutes, picking up the papers on the way home. From there it was a matter of tidying up some loose ends around the house, eating breakfast, […]

Singapore and home at last

Our flight from Zurich was fully loaded and departure was delayed briefly while somebody was persuaded to wait until next day. Once in the air, we relaxed until the meal was served and then tried […]

Sierre to Zurich

Our plan for the day was to leave Serafino at about 9:30 am, say our farewells at the cure, and then head off to Zurich with plenty of time to dally along the way if […]


Sunday dawned just as overcast as Saturday, with the mountaintops shrouded in mist. Our planned 10:30 am start allowed us the benefit of sleeping in until some time after 8:00 am when we rose, showered […]


We rose at about 8:00 am, ate a quick breakfast, and then slipped out to the local supermarket to pick up some Swiss chocolate that Majella and Joel needed to complete their collections of homecoming […]


Marie Francoise had suggested that we should be ready to leave on an excursion to Sion by 9:30 am. We started about 7:30 am to shower, breakfast and get ready and could easily have been […]