Marigolds On Tour Iceland

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Date: 21st December 2017

Marigolds on Tour - Iceland

Watched the second group of Real Marigold Hotel participants ‘On Tour’ in Iceland - Paul Nicholas, Dennis Taylor, Sheila Ferguson and Rusty Lee - and really enjoyed it. They were funny, witty, obviously enjoying themselves and I think genuinely liked each other as they explored retirement in Iceland. Actually I was rather envious and wished I could have joined them even down to the soaking they got as they approached the beautiful waterfall - and Sheila that was spray from the fall not smoke!!

Sheila said she’d see her date again - I hope she does. He seemed very nice and had travelled a long way for the date. And he spoke excellent English.

It was such a shame that my ‘date’ in Cuba didn’t speak English and I speak no Spanish. I’ve kept in touch with the Cuban actress Miriam so she passes on news etc. to Reinaldo.

The next and last programme in the series of four will go out after Christmas and they’ll be visiting Thailand. Called in there in the early 60’s on my way to Australia - in those days the planes couldn’t just stop for a refuel as they do now. I remember the beautiful Pattaya Beach which was just that - a couple of bungalows, sand and loads of Bougainvillea and nothing else - now it is just high rise hotels.

I understand that a third group of ‘Real Marigold Hotel’ folk went out to India in September so if ‘Marigolds on Tour’ is recommissioned perhaps they will mix the groups - here’s hoping but they will have so many from which to choose I may be well down the list as I’m not a 'character'.

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