I always buy a poppy that is adopted as a symbol of remembrance and hope for those who lost their lives in conflicts fighting for freedom throughout the Commonwealth. The red paper poppy has now many different forms to show support for the Royal British Legion from rubber bracelets, scarves and decorative jewellery. Soccer teams have an onfield ceremony to remember supporters and players who … Continue reading Armistice Day – when did it become Veterans Day?
Over 955 different streets or roads are named after Martin Luther King Jnr in the United States alone. One of the only cities not to have a street named after the Civil Rights campaigner is Kansas City. The previously named road The Paseo that runs for 10 miles through the East Side of the city. The council waived the required pass rate of 75% of … Continue reading Kansas removes Dr Martin Luther King Jnr street name
Congratulations to the Washington Nationals who defeated the Houston Astros 2 – 6 in the final game of the 2019 World Series. It is the first time that a home game hasn’t been won in World Series history. At the start of the season the coach was under pressure as the Nationals had slumped to 31-50. Awesome turnaround!! Washington Nationals Win World Series for First … Continue reading A Swing and a Miss – Curly W’s are World Champs!
Visiting America anytime between April and September you would be forgiven for thinking that the only thing on television is ‘Baseball’. When you channel hop there are multiple games in progress almost every night. So it might seem strange to those Americans reading this that it doesn’t get a mention over in the UK. Even on the BBC Website you have to search Sport A-Z … Continue reading World Series 2019 Down to the last game!!
It is just over a year since I was last in New York and I never got a sniff of this amazing newly developed neighbourhood on the west-side of Midtown Manhattan. Hudson Yards is an area roughly between 30th Street in the south, 43rd Street in the north, the West Side Highway in the west and Eighth Avenue in the east. Covering an area of … Continue reading New York – Hudson Yards Neighbourhood
The second highest viewing deck inside the Beltway of Metropolitan DC area is the 31 storey Central Tower in Rosslyn, Virginia. Well that is what I was going to say because although it has been open for just over a year it appears that is going to be a private events space only. The almost 400ft, newly built tower complex only opened in June 2018 … Continue reading The Observation Deck at CEB Tower – Rosslyn, VA
Designed by Eero Saarinen for Trans World Airlines and opened in 1962 the TWA Flight Center was an iconic terminal at JFK. When TWA went bankrupt in 2001 the building was abandoned. Parts of the structure was demolished and new additions were constructed and it became Terminal 5 and Jet Blue’s hub. TWA Hotel Now the only on airport hotel at JFK has become the … Continue reading Iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center – JFK, now a hotel
So excited to see that the Washington Nationals have reached their first World Series. This is baseball by the way! They will play Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series with the first match at Houston on 22 October 2019 in a first to four games in the seven match contest. I saw the Nationals play a few years ago at Nationals Park in Washington … Continue reading Nationals in World Series for the First Time
A report by Imperial College London commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change is recommending that Frequent Flyer Schemes are banned. This is to prevent excessive and un-necessary flights and the emissions that these produce. It also recommends that a levy that escalates by the distance flown to target the 15% of the population that take 70% of all flights. What do you think? … Continue reading Ban Frequent Flyer Programmes – Save the Planet
I discovered that the BBC are showing a delightful travel come cookery series called Hairy Bikers Route 66 I am the first to admit that cookery programmes leave me cold but it was the Route 66 aspect that attracted me to watch. It is the joy of the open road with Dave Myers and Si King on their Harley’s travelling across the 9 states from … Continue reading Hairy Bikers – Route 66