Sunday, 26 July 2015

Anyone been to Mongolia?

A surprise postcard
popped through my
letter box last week.
The surprise card was from
my good friend's  HUSBAND Trevor 
who has taken a trip by himself and
he remembered :-)
Marilyn is a lovely lady who I have known
for about 37 years , lost touch and a few
years ago we reconnected.
Reconnected through our sons who both joined the
Royal Air Force and they were based at the same camp
and bumped into each other. Small world.
Marilyn has given Trevor my address and he has been
sending a few cards .. Thank you Trevor.
Certainly go to places I have never thought of going.

Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for its vast, rugged expanses and its nomadic people.
Its capital, Ulaanbaatar,
centres  around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square,
 named after  the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.

TREVOR said "Following in the footsteps of Genghis Khan :-)"

 Thank you Trevor, certainly is an interesting postcard for my collection..

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Let's start from the very beginning .... Trip to Austria

And our first stop (at night) was
Trier is a fabulous city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle.
The city  lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone
in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.

My friend Linda and I were on our first Formula 1 trip to Austria but our third F1 trip together.
And this trip was more than just F1.
I couldn't believe we were going to Trier as someone special lives near there.
My second cousin Julian and his wife Jeannine and I had never met them.
As soon as I found out I contacted him by FB and we had a date!!

We texted each other as I was travelling nearer , got into the hotel , 5 minutes to sort myself
out (I thought)  and I got a phone call from reception .. they were there. Oh my word
it was brilliant.  We had a drink and a acquaintance chat , and they took me out
for a special German meal.  Absolutely super. Sorry no photos of the food.
We got on amazingly .
We shared  Flammkuchen - Alsatian pizza -- Delicious!
 I then  had Jagerschnitzel , which took me straight back to
 the 80's when I lived in Germany for 3 years.
 I have a packet Jager sauce mix ... we used to use these all of the time ..

It was an amazing few hours. Unfortunately I did not have time to meet
their children ..NEXT time hopefully. (Their eldest son was very
curious as to who this member of the family was)
. I have also met the eldest second cousin Steven  and his family  (In London) and have to return to Italy to meet the youngest Sara and her family.
I did go to Italy last year (F1) but
unfortunately timings were not good)
Who needs an excuse to go to Italy -- NOT me :-)
I will show you the photos of the city in my next post.
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