Shoreham Airshow 2007
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.
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.
Date: 19th April 2017
Better late than never. Our trip to Burma last November with Just You Singles Holidays was so jam packed with sights and experiences that I really lost track of where we were and when and never seemed to have time to write in my notebook.
I have 30,000 photos on my computer and that is just what I've collected over the last decade! Every time I try to trim them down, I give up. However I have decided that the only way to really treasure the memory is to make a book and then have it published (only for my own satisfaction) It has taken me many many hours to break down the 1,500 photos I took in Burma to a manageable 80 for publishing. So I have had to go through the itinerary and get everything into it's correct order.
All the hotels in which we stayed were of the highest standard but the one I liked best was the Bawgatheidi Hotel at Bagan. (In future I shall collect cocktail mats so that I can remember where I stayed!!). The staff looked after us so well and I promised the Manager that I would write about the hotel on my Website - as I don't 'Do' Facebook. Having now sorted out one hotel from another - and they all have unpronounceable names to our western ear and tongue - I can keep my promise albeit 6 months late.
We'd had a long 5 hour drive from Mandalay and arrived at the hotel after dark. I was totally entranced by the beautiful decoration on my twin beds. I sleep on the right side of the bed but the bed on the right was so beautifully decorated and lovely to look at that I didn't want to disturb the arrangement and slept in the other bed with the slightly less elaborate design. There were flowers everywhere - on the bed, in the hand basin, in the bath, on the dressing table. In fact I had to collect all the rose petals in the bath and set them to one side before I could take a shower - I think they'd have been a bit of a slippery hazard.
I've said before that a Just You Singles Holiday is more a Voyage of Discovery with little time to draw breath but at this hotel we did have time to enjoy the facilities which included a superb swimming pool. We only had breakfast at the hotel so I cannot comment on the cuisine but at least I've now kept my word and have written about this charming hotel and the delightful staff.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL AT THE BAWGATHEIDI HOTEL
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