Tag Archives: Travel and Tourism

Monochrome Monday ~ Utah

the wilderness is not a place it’s a state of mind

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the cold sea beckons

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Herb Alpert

drunk under the boardwalk, out of the sun

I never wanted t go to Mexico. and while I was in Mexico City I hated it with a passion  But I would stop shaving and using deodorant to spend a week in Tijuana with my Californian friend.

I know she would like sitting at the bar, chatting up men.

But the stupid hat on me, maybe not.

I’m an Englishman, a legal alien.

The monster does it better.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

my friend drinks, smokes,

hangs out in bars too

Random Jottings ~ Vacations

English told to lock away their passports for a year

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forget California

no holidays for Brits for a year

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buy a sunlamp and some bags of sand

it’s the nearest you’re going to get to a vacation

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United Kingdom cut off from the rest of the world

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no sunshine holiday romances please, we’re British

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we English travel not to escape everyday life, but to escape Covid

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doctors say that having fun increases your risk of dying from COVID-19

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

no man needs a vacation so much as the man who has been in lockdown for 308 days

Monochrome Monday ~ Rugged Utah

everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Nothing’s been the same since I drove 900 miles on the I-15

Lindisfarne ~Winter Song

who are we as human beings
if we ignore the suffering of others?

At this time, perhaps above all others, we should remember the suffering of those less fortunate than we.  Lindisfarne once was the home of a Holy Priory, Saint Cuthbert dwelt there.  Spare a penny.

Lindisfarne, The Holy Island, holds an important place in the heart of all Christians from the very North of England.

Please listen with charity in your heart.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Lindisfarne, another Holy place sacked by the heathen Vikings

Songs on Saturday ~ Grease

who said that The Belgians have no sense of humour?

Back in the day I had a couple of Belgian clients, and let me tell you that they had a sense of humour ~ it’s just that the Flemish idea of something to laugh about is uniquely ‘European’.  To be honest, I can see a Belgian crowd doing some public dancing ~ as long as it was perfectly drilled and well rehearsed.  Just like in the clip.

I still need to learn how to moonwalk.

Enjoy with a smile on your face.

Unless you’re a Belgian.

From Antwerp.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

an ass picture would have been gratuitously sexist

Airports, ‘Planes, and Automobiles

it doesn’t matter where you’re going
it’s who you have beside you

it always seems to be dawn or sunset

This morning I’m heading to Newcastle upon Tyne airport for the first leg of my journey to Cancun in Mexico.  Given a fair wind I will arrive some time tomorrow morning ~ after layovers at London Heathrow and Miami International.

If I ever get very bored and depressed with life I may write down every airport I’ve ever been to ~ that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.  This trip I’m staying at a fabulous 5* hotel, and I do not expect to be bored at all.

When you travel, always travel in style.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I don’t think my car to the airport will be anything like this

Random Jottings ~ Vacations

she had going to the wrong place,
with the wrong, man down to an art

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the trouble with real life vacations is there’s no background music

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women in bikinis pose, and sometimes that posing is an invitation

or so some men would like to believe

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‘I promise you I’ll make the sun shine every day…..’ he said

after that it rained a lot

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it’s unlucky to go back to work the day after you’ve been off

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never throw a message in a bottle into the sea

you could get arrested for littering

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it’s good to be bad on vacation

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

my favourite place to vacation

is anyplace by the ocean

Cancun Trip

if at first you don’t succeed, try something else

gently relaxing 

You may be aware that here in England we’re suffering from 28 days of very strict coronavirus lockdown, which comes to an end on December 2nd.  Except that’s not the end of it ~ when this period of miserable self-isolation ends we will be entering an indeterminate period of lockdown by tiers.  Wouldn’t you know it, the whole of the North East of England is in the strictest tier 3, which is almost as bad as the bloody terrible state we are already suffering.

Of course the whole country is in an uproar, and I do not blame anyone for complaining in the bitterest terms.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson won’t be able to get elected as a dog-catcher after this.  And as for the sanctimonious twerp of a Health Secretary Matt Hancock ~ as his name says what a wanker.

Except, I’ve found an escape clause.  There is nothing to stop me from going to an airport as long as I don’t stay overnight, and there’s nothing to stop me from boarding an aeroplane.

So, at 11:15 on Sunday December 6th I’m flying to Cancun, to stay in the utterly fantastic fabulously expensive, all inclusive, Royalton Suites Resort and Spa.  How cool is that?  Two weeks in the sun instead of two weeks of miserable lockdown in the cold, grey North of England.

Any volunteers to be a travelling companion can apply in the comments section.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s tough at the top

Scenes on Sunday ~ Road Trip

keep cool ~ drive a Mustang convertible

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

California, a Mustang

and the girl riding shotgun

it doesn’t get any better than that

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