It is already the last day of our week long break in Rhodes. We have thoroughly enjoyed it, the place is wonderful, the people very friendly and as there is little evidence of Covid (few people wear a mask although waiters in restaurants and one must be worn when entering a shop). We fly back at 5pm.

Greece – Rhodes Town

Today we planned a trip to Rhodes Town in the north of the island. It is only a 25 min drive and park the car close to the centre and take in the centre by foot. Although a bit touristy the centre is teeming with history and we enjoy a gentle stroll through the ancient streets.


In the late afternoon we return to Faliraki for a stroll along the beach and have dinner at “Yammas Mario” and Mario is quite a character in his own right.

He cooked for us a wonderful large seabass.

Greece – Rhodes

As it has been a very restrictive year due to Covid and as Prue’s knee is now getting a lot better we have decided to have a short break. As there are few countries we can go to due to quarantine and self-isolation we are having a week in Rhodes. We fly with Jet-2 from Stansted and booked a hotel just outside Faliraki. Dinner on the first night is a Greek meze.

Dedham Vale

As we cannot drive to Cornwall we have decided to take the MG for a run along the river Stour and the Dedham Vale also known as “Constable country”. A leisurely drive along twisty country road while the weather is perfect. We stop near the river in Nayland and have our lunch. We drive as far as Dedham and return using a slightly northerly route via Hadleigh and Lavenham. A very enjoyable trip.

A30 to Cornwall

We were planning to drive the A30 from London to Cornwall over the bank holiday weekend in the MG stopping in several places and hotels along the way but Covid-19 has put a big spanner in the works so had to cancel the whole trip. Were planning to stay with our friends near Holsworthy on the way back. Perhaps we can do this again next year.

New Renault (well almost)

Picking up the replacement Renault Grand Scenic today. Very similar to the old one but this is an automatic with leather interior. Also a little bit longer being a Grand Scenic. Drives well on the way back from Nottingham. Must remember that this is a diesel!!

MGOC Snowdrop Run

The weather is not ideal today but we are participating in the annual snowdrop run organised by the Cambridge MG owners club. We start from Melbourn village after the customary bacon butty and pot of snowdrops. We follow the road to the south and east of Cambridge and then end up next to Ely Cathedral where we park the MGF (ours is 5th from the left). We are having some lunch and then join a tour of the cathedral.  Very informative and a good day out.

Innsbruck – Day II – Christmas day

After having recovered from the previous evening we have a light breakfast and are picked up by James and Liesa who drive us to Achensee where we had coffee. We then drive on to Sixenhof Museum where we see a “live” telling of the Christmas story with donkey, ox and sheep. When we come back outside it is snowing on Christmas day.

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