Author Archives: allystrat

About allystrat

Passionate traveller, photographer and cook and blogger :-)

Thoughts about Brexit

It’s mid afternoon on a glorious hot day on our camp site in the Provence. A mild version of the Mistral has just got up to refresh body and soul and everyone seems to be at peace. The ones wandering … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the European Crisis

It’s been quite some time since I posted in my blog. Time in which I have spent much time with my wonderful, growing family, travelling and with the refugees that arrived in our German village about three months ago. And … Continue reading

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Today I DO believe in God (or the day I met Miriam)

Do you believe in God? I sometimes do and sometimes don’t, which is not an attitude that is likely to please anybody’s church and does not sound like Faith. But every now and then I am blessed with an experience … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Europe

I grew up thinking that a politically united Europe would provide the optimal background for the life that stretched before me. The comfortable feeling of being a true European has stayed with me. Until recently. By  the time I was … Continue reading

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Staying young as you’re getting old

I like to listen to my favourite CDs while I’m ironing. At full blast. Not only does this relieve the tedium of ironing, it also allows me the luxury of indulging in music at a volume that would not normally … Continue reading

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Maspalomas – a morning walk

Seven fifteen on the promenade at the point where Maspalomas turns into Playa del Inglés. The sun was still hazy as I joyfully sprinted down the hotel steps and propelled myself round the corner to join the promenade which would … Continue reading

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Lake Constance this weekend

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