One thing though is certain, Brexit has come about in part due to many, many, older people voting to return Britain to a time when the UK was in charge of its own destiny. When Britain mattered as a force in its own right and didn’t need to pander to any ‘foreign Johnnies’ as my Granddad used to call people across the Channel.
Deal, or no deal? Sounds like a game show, I know, but it’s a phrase we are likely to hear muttered more and more towards the deadline for Britain leaving the EU. And not just muttered by Brits in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow. It’s going to be mentioned in many EU countries as well […]
According to a Cyprus government spokesperson, Cyprus is losing the halloumi trademark in the UK after failing to act on time was ‘an act of suicide’ for the interests of Cyprus. Food trademarks are big business worldwide and the failure of the commerce ministry in Cyprus to respond on time to applications filed by a […]
Have you ever had the feeling you’re swimming in molasses, against the tide, with your hands tied behind your back? That’s the feeling I and I’m certain a few other expats living in the EU are currently feeling. It was bad enough for those of us Brits who voted to stay in the EU, but […]
Our recent trip abroad entailed two distinctly different styles to achieve the same result, sightseeing. London was the first destination which we organised ourselves and the second destination was Lake Como, in Italy, which was organised through Riviera Travel in the UK. In London we did a sightseeing river cruise down the Thames, visited the […]
Yesterday was a miserable day, a Les Miserable day. Going to see this long running show had long been an ambition that’s now finally fulfilled. And what a show it is. The setting, the Queen’s Theatre Shafetesbury Avenue, just off Leicester Square, was superb. The cast were magnificent and the sets were spectacular. These are […]
London has changed, in more remarkable ways than I ever thought possible when I was last here. Last time I was in London, my eldest step-daughter was being married, which was about 12 or 13 years ago. The tube rickety, a London Red Bus took cash for payment and the William and Harry were not […]
I wrote this piece in December 2017. Despite the draft deal between the EU and the UK being published last week, it’s now Mid November 2018 and it seems we are actually not much further forward and are probably going rapidly backwards. With the UK leaving the EU in early 2019, there are tough negotiations […]