SHALLILO - FOREVER YOUNG

SHALLILO - FOREVER YOUNG

Older people can remain active and thoughtful and have the potential to grow. There are many role models. Mistakes happen, often hilarious. Join me on an ageing trip to places and moments.

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Monday, 31 October 2016

It wasn't a Goth weekend


Scarborough 10k (McCain's Frozen Chips)
These are fitmums and I asked permission
What's the collective noun for funrunners?
A charity


Someone should have!


The mad hatter. Quite what he had to do with the Bram Stoker film festival I have no idea



We went to Weatherspoons for a couple of pints and 2 hours later we were Peaky Blinders


Still crazy 




Another cliche but why not?



Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A confused afternoon in Suffolk

Bury-St-Edmunds. Cathedral, market, posh Angel Hotel, ruined abbey, Adnam’s coffee shop and Greene King brewery HQ. What’s not to like. Greene King, who have also bought Belhaven and Morland is unsurprisingly the largest UK brewer. There was a blackout over lunch, requiring drinks by candlelight. Several and sozzled.





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Lunch just flew in


Monday, 17 October 2016

Count the ways to take lunch in Portugal

 Leixoes/Oporto


 Lisbon


Cadiz
Let’s have some wine. Oo yes. Yours truly went and asked for three glasses of white wine. ‘NO. no!’ How emphatic can a barman get? Ok, chill, we’ll have three glssses of red. It duly arrived straight from the fridge.

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Some odd things in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Portugal





Wiki writes about Santiago university ‘The roots go back to 1495, when the Santiago solicitor López Gómez de Mazoa founded, with the help of the abbot of San Martiño Pinario, a school for the poor known as Grammatic Academy in the monastery of San Paio de Antealtares … The definitive consolidation of the University comes with Alonso III de Fonseca, named archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in 1507.’
He was one of the earliest mobile phone users.
Students select their courses by standing with their backs to a framed subject list. Whether it’s a pin or not, somehow they make a choice.
Up in the various carvings and statues of the monumental buildings sits the Queen of Sheba, boobs asunder under the watchful gaze of several lucky vicars and other religious notables. Some past pencil neck bishop had the boobs ground down. Locals thought this a tad over the top and started making their cheeses in the shape of breasts, donating some to the bishop.