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Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, UK

By on July 15, 2015 in UK with 0 Comments
Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, UK

Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, nr Henley-on-Thames, UK, is a quintessential English village church, with, oddly no village. The village was wiped out by the bubonic plague (the Great Plague) in 1664, and yet the church survived. The church, or Remenham St. Nicholas is in the parish of Remenham. More details on the church can […]

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10 UK train travel tips

By on July 6, 2015 in Travel Tip, UK with 0 Comments
10 UK train travel tips

Train travel in the UK can be expensive, challenging and frustrating. Below are a number of tips, tricks, and some advice, that may help improve your journey/experience. 1. To get the best deals book in advance Train companies often advertise how cheap it is to travel from point A to B, and typically this is […]

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Full House, Friday Street, Henley-on-Thames, UK – the price of chips

By on July 5, 2015 in UK with 0 Comments

Full House, Chinese Restaurant (well, really it is a take-away, or what I would call a ‘chippy’), is located at 10 Friday Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AH, United Kingdom, and it is your standard small town chippy, and it does great chips. During the Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) the town of Henley-on-Thames has […]

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Skiing Niederau, Austria, ski trip – summary

By on January 12, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Overall it was a very good trip. The Sonnschein Hotel was very nice – warm and comfortable with friendly and helpful staff, and very nice facilities. The hotel was located about 10 minutes from the slopes. Transfer from the airport was good (about 90 minutes). However, the return was most uncomfortable. Skiing was mixed. Snow […]

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Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

The Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria was good, very good. One of the nicest ‘solo’ (single) ski rooms I have had and the package from Crystal Ski was one best value solo ski deals I have ever come across. The Hotel Sonnschein was large and very Austrian. The staff on the hotel front desk were English, and […]

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The Crystal Ski Reps of Niederau, Austria

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

What did the Crystal Ski reps in Niederau do for me on this trip? What value did they add? Well, the transfer from Innsbruck to Niederau was well organised, and the return transfer worked with out any problems (it was exceedingly uncomfortable, but that was not the fault of the rep). However, in-resort they really […]

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The Austrians and stacked wood…

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The Austrians and stacked wood…

What is it about Austrians and stacked wood? I have never seen so much wood stacked outside houses. And it is done so neatly. Wood stacked around a house. Organised stacking. I must admit that this level of organised stacking appeals to me…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share […]

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The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

Well, I think Crystal Ski get the award for one of the most painful and generally uncomfortable transfers ever. Congratulations Crystal Ski! The mini-bus was incredibly small, there was zero leg room and my aching ski knees were pressed up hard against the seat in front. The bus was also uncomfortably hot. The bus was totally […]

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Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

Had lunch at the Schnapshutte, which is just at the bottom of the gondola in Niederau. Had the burger, which was pretty good – liked the fried onions in it. It is claimed to be the best in town! (The meal could be served with more napkins as I made a bit of a mess […]

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The picturesque Niederau Church, Austria

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The picturesque Niederau Church, Austria

In Niederau there is a rather nice little village church. The graveyard had a style of grave marker I had not seen before. Around the back of the church is the town war memorial commemorating the dead of the first and second world wars. The interior is worth a look. I really liked the simple […]

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