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A Brisk Basque Visit Part Two – San Sebastián

Our apartment was easy to find and entry was keyless by app. Even lock boxes have become redundant it seems. We picked up some supplies in a local shop and just stayed in after a long day. San Sebastián is on the notorious Bay of Biscay but has some very pleasant beaches as well as […]

A Brisk Basque Visit – Part One, Bilbao

When our favourite footballer moved to play in San Sebastián we hatched a plot to go and see him play. David Silva is the footballer in question and as he is now 37 the time was right, so we booked tickets to their end of season game against Sevilla. There was however to be two […]

2022 Gone, 2023 Beckons

Freedom to travel is a wonderful gift and the release from Covid shackles was a blessed relief. For any traveller, it was like a release from prison. Toulouse & Andorra Travel wise, the year got going in April with a journey to Andorra via Toulouse. My mate Hamish and I took a train close to […]

Astronomical Clock, Prague, October 2019

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 3 – Czech Republic v Denmark

The second set of QFs start all the way east in Baku. Czech Republic I have been to Prague nine times, on my own, with friends, with my parents, with a touring jazz band, for business meetings (mixed with leisure) and of course with Mrs Wilbur. I have arrived by train (from Budapest), by coach […]

Wordless Wednesday – Cardboard Football Fans, Exeter, England (I’m There Somewhere!)

Monday Morning Blues – St James Park, Exeter

My latest photo comes from this weekend’s football match between Exeter City and Walsall. I love coming ‘home’ to Devon to watch my local football club in the wonderful city of Exeter. For the record, the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw, with Exeter coming back from three goals down. Come on the Grecians!

Basque Derby

I made it to my first Spanish League Premier game on Sunday for the match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Osasuna. I have always had a soft spot for Bilbao ever since discovering that they only have players playing for them that are born in the Basque Region, an area give or take, the size […]

Euro 2016 Day 1

Day One Result:

The Universal Sport

Football is a common language. This is oft said and undeniably true. With just a few words of football speak unlikely conversations form, with a plastic football impromptu games develop, sporting bonds develop. I will never forget the immense pleasure I gave to a small boy in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco when I gave […]

The Olympics – Athens 2004

I had always wanted to go to the Olympic Games, so when my wife’s home city was awarded the 2004 Games, plans were hatched. Athens went into a building frenzy to ensure that they put on a great show. After all they were the inventors of the Olympics and the original hosts of the ‘Modern’ […]