October 2017 - Jan Leeming Blog

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Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

FIRST DATE - 2nd October-Channel 4

Date: 28th October 2017

When I was invited to appear on the Special edition  of #FirstDate for Stand Up To Cancer, I thought it would be the usual Reality type programme of setting us up to be 'laughed at'.  However having met the team for an intitial interview I really liked them and truly felt that they want positive... Read more...

CANADA & New England in the Fall - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 19th October 2017

I’ve just returned from my fourth Just You Singles Holiday and again it was superb. This time it was Canada and New England in the Fall with an add on of four days in New York. I’d never visited either Canada or New York so the experience was new and exciting. We all met up at Heathrow Terminal 5 -... Read more...

TORONTO - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 18th October 2017

CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL It was a day flight to Toronto so I caught up on some great film watching and hoped I’d keep going till at least 8.00 pm - there’s a five hour time difference behind the UK. I’ve never visited Canada and was excited to be visiting and gaining new... Read more...


Date: 17th October 2017

CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL Our next destination was Niagara, the Falls and a small town called Niagara on the Lake. The Niagara Falls are glorious whether viewed from the Air - which I did - dry-ish land - or from the River. I was fortunate enough to make a helicopter ride over the Falls which... Read more...

MONTRÉAL - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 16th October 2017

  CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL Our next stop was the lovely city of Montréal - pronounced by the French locals Mont - Réal. I really did feel I could have been in France from the lovely Art Nouveau French Buildings to the Basilica of Notre Dame not unlike Notre Dame in Paris. We... Read more...

QUÉBEC - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 15th October 2017

The next stop on our travels was the city of Québec - probably the most French of all the Canadian cities. Most Canadians are bi-lingual and our Guide mentioned that in Montréal you are likely to be greeted with 'Good Day - Bonjour' but in Québec it is definitely the other way... Read more...

OTTAWA - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 14th October 2017

  CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL Next stop was Ottawa and a 1,000 island cruise. There are actually 1,600 and we certainly did not circumnavigate all of them. It was a very interesting cruise with a recorded commentary documenting the history of Ottawa, the Great Lakes, and the Hudson with good... Read more...

STOWE - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 13th October 2017

STOWE After Québec we journeyed on to cross the border into the USA. Crossing the border was quite a task and even though it was a tiny border crossing, it took nearly 3 hours. Thank goodness there was only one coach in front of us which had nearly completed the formalities.  In fact we were there... Read more...

NORTH CONWAY via MONTPELLIER - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 12th October 2017

NORTH CONWAY via MONTPELLIER There’s little chance for a lie-in with Just You - the itinerary is action packed. Although the main Maple Production is in Canada, we had so much to see there that our visit to a Maple Farm was designated for the USA. I think we all found the visit thoroughly fascinating. Did... Read more...


Date: 11th October 2017

Off again and rather excited to be going down the Kancamagus Highway - affectionately called The Kanc - 35 miles of road through Fall country.  Unfortunately they'd had an abnornally wet and cool summer and were now experiencing unseasonally  hot conditions so the Fall colours were not at their best... Read more...

BOSTON AND CAPE COD - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 10th October 2017

Boston is an interesting City with some good architecture and it was a great place to stay for a couple of days whilst we explored the surrounding areas, One of the most memorable sights for me was the USS Constitution and what a history she has. (Wikipedia) She is the world's oldest commissioned naval... Read more...

NEW YORK - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 9th October 2017

Nine of us took the train to New York - a comfortable and interesting trip. We actually had a few hours off while our lovely Tour Manager Aideen went to the airport to greet the party who’d come out for a Just You New York Weekend Break. I teemed up with a charming lady from the first group and we went... Read more...

MORE NEW YORK - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 8th October 2017

Day two of the weekend break and I took a Helicopter Ride over New York - it is a very interesting skyline and to see the hugeness of the Statue of Liberty from the air was quite an experience - also Ellis Island where the immigrants used to be processed. In the afternoon, we had a coach tour of New York and... Read more...