Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Scandal The Gospel contains a frightening condemnation of those who give scandal.“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be […]

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Scandal — AnaStpaul

On The Second Day Of Christmas,My True Love Sent To Me… — Bhuuks and I (Reblog)

Two Turtle Doves. Sophie was just about to breathe in the perfect winter morning air when she saw Raphael walking towards her. Lifting her eyes to the Heavens,she moaned a come on!! and turned in the opposite direction. “Sophie!” Raphael called. “Sophie,wait. Honey,please.” Now she was honey? After three months of absence? After waking up […]

On The Second Day Of Christmas,My True Love Sent To Me… — Bhuuks and I

Marks and Spencer to close all stores on Boxing Day to give staff a rest — The Sun (Reblog)

MARKS and Spencer’s is to close all of its shops on Boxing Day to give staff a rest. The high street food and fashion chain said today that it has gone back on its decision to open 200 branches on December 26. The high street staple is closing on Boxing Day M&S boss Steve Rowe […]

Marks and Spencer to close all stores on Boxing Day to give staff a rest — The Sun

12 Reasons why you should visit Cape Verde — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

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Cape Verde is an unknown Island-country in Africa. This beautiful country is a hidden gem, yet to be discovered by travelers. There are a lot of things to do in Cape Verde and lots of reasons to pay a visit to this fabulous country. Being a fairly developed country in Africa, Cape Verde is a must-see if you like to […]

12 Reasons why you should visit Cape Verde — Delusional Bubble

Top 10 richest cities in AFrica this year — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Africa’s economy has been improving over the last two decades as African governments are trying to focus more on infrastructure in African countries and making the quality of life better by building more schools and hospitals, as well as creating more jobs. African cities are developing fast and the cities municipalities are trying to make African cities as safe and as clean as possible. Do […]

Top 10 richest cities in AFrica this year — Delusional Bubble

Top 10 reasons to visit Macau right now — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

While Hong Kong is known internationally, not a lot of people are aware of Macau, another autonomous region in China. Only being 55 km (34 mi) away from Hong Kong thru the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB), Macau is now more accessible than ever to non-Chinese tourists. This Portuguese influenced region hosted more than 39.4 million […]

Top 10 reasons to visit Macau right now — Delusional Bubble

15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Europe is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Cyprus to Iceland, and Russia to Portugal, there’s a beach for every taste in Europe. If you are planning for your next holiday or weekend getaway, keep reading as in this post, we’ll talk about 15 most beautiful beaches in Europe. […]

15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe — Delusional Bubble

*A guide to Europe.

Seeing The Scale of Bangkok And Getting lost — Passport Overused (Reblog)

We all heard that Asian countries are developing cities and skyscrapers at a rapid pace. However, seeing it in person gives more meaning to that statement. So, Bangkok is big and about the same size as the city of New York City. Yet, I never have seen so many cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic in my…

Seeing The Scale of Bangkok And Getting lost — Passport Overused

*Recipes from Thailand

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Even though everything in the world is slowly going back towards normalization, traveling is still not a possibility for a lot of people, either because of COVID-related travel limitations against Americans or self-cautious people who simply don’t want to put others and themselves at risk. But we are lucky that we’re living in the global […]

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble

*Real vacations will return…

The most Expensive Holiday Destinations — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

When money is not an objection, any spot in the world could be a holiday destination, whether in the middle of Antarctica or the moon! Below are the most expensive places to travel in the world. It’s not that unreachable to travel to one of them and experience all that luxury in person. Just book […]

The most Expensive Holiday Destinations — Delusional Bubble

*Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

The Fall is Here — but Here We Call it Autumn

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

In England the holiday season is all but over. It’s been short and difficult.

Now with autumn upon us, it’s hard to fathom out where this crazy year has been taking us and how fast it’s gone by — just as well, perhaps.

One of the things I have been musing upon is the name autumn, a borrowing from French, one of many thousands of French words in the English language. The older I get, the more I prefer the Stateside term ‘fall’, it is so much more expressive and, well, native.

Either way, it’s never been more important to get out and about in the fresh air when you can, especially on a glorious autumn, or fall, day.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020