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« Reply #460 on: October 24, 2019, 08:40:47 AM »
Ha ha, thanks, Vandermolen, that gave me a real laugh ... first came Harold in Italy, then Vandermolen in Siena .. he he. A long way to go to audition for the part of Frank Spencer though surely? ... :laugh:  Happy peregrinations!

'Vandermolen in Siena' very funny!
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« Reply #461 on: October 24, 2019, 09:41:04 AM »
Or « Jeffrey’s excellent italian adventure ». :D

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« Reply #462 on: October 24, 2019, 11:35:59 AM »
Or « Jeffrey’s excellent italian adventure ». :D
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« Reply #463 on: October 27, 2019, 03:33:50 AM »
Sarge was right and there were no more major disasters on my Italian adventure. Even though I found driving a left-hand drive car on the 'wrong' side of the road very nerve wracking, having it did allow us to explore a lot more of the beautiful countryside in Tuscany. It did also allow me to benefit from my wife's driving tips, mostly 'STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD!'
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #464 on: October 27, 2019, 07:08:32 AM »
Nice, Jeffrey!

Not too many Hyacinth back-seat driving moments, I hope?  :D


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0wZxcdM3KGo

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« Reply #465 on: October 27, 2019, 09:08:29 AM »
Nice, Jeffrey!

Not too many Hyacinth back-seat driving moments, I hope?  :D


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0wZxcdM3KGo


Yes, that was pretty much the dynamic!

Thank you my friend.
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« Reply #466 on: October 27, 2019, 10:49:57 AM »
my wife's driving tips, mostly 'STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD!'

Your wife is a wise woman, but my own tip would be slightly different:

STAY ON THE RIGHT, period.

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« Reply #467 on: October 27, 2019, 11:12:24 AM »
Sarge was right and there were no more major disasters on my Italian adventure.

Good to hear, Jeffrey. And having a wife as co-pilot is a great thing. I appreciate Mrs. Rock's pointing out the things I might have missed. Keeps us safe.

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« Reply #468 on: October 27, 2019, 11:23:21 AM »
Your wife is a wise woman, but my own tip would be slightly different:

STAY ON THE RIGHT, period.

 >:D :P
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« Reply #469 on: October 27, 2019, 11:24:01 AM »
Good to hear, Jeffrey. And having a wife as co-pilot is a great thing. I appreciate Mrs. Rock's pointing out the things I might have missed. Keeps us safe.

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Thank you Sarge.
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« Reply #470 on: October 27, 2019, 11:34:15 AM »
Sarge was right and there were no more major disasters on my Italian adventure. Even though I found driving a left-hand drive car on the 'wrong' side of the road very nerve wracking, having it did allow us to explore a lot more of the beautiful countryside in Tuscany. It did also allow me to benefit from my wife's driving tips, mostly 'STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD!'
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Wonderful, Jeffrey! I’m glad you and the missus made it back in working order. :) That second photo is beautiful. What a countryside!
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« Reply #471 on: October 27, 2019, 11:49:42 AM »
Wonderful, Jeffrey! I’m glad you and the missus made it back in working order. :) That second photo is beautiful. What a countryside!
Thank you John! Here's the 'missus' taking a photo from the site of an Etruscan tomb which we came across by chance:
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« Reply #472 on: October 27, 2019, 12:19:25 PM »
Glad everything turned out fine. Great photos, too.

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« Reply #473 on: October 27, 2019, 01:00:53 PM »
Glad everything turned out fine. Great photos, too.
Thanks Jeffrey
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« Reply #474 on: October 27, 2019, 05:59:06 PM »
Thank you John! Here's the 'missus' taking a photo from the site of an Etruscan tomb which we came across by chance:


Very nice indeed. 8)
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« Reply #475 on: October 30, 2019, 07:27:34 PM »
:: adds Siena to the list of places to visit ::

Or « Jeffrey’s excellent italian adventure ». :D
This made me laugh! I liked Rock's comment about getting all the little disasters out of the way at the beginning of the trip, and indeed, it seems that's exactly what you did!

I got back last week from a trip to the Netherlands and Germany. We happened to hit Leiden just in time for their October 3 Festival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_October_Festival), which was great fun! Lots of street food, rides, games, stalls for buying stuff, and entertainment, including a guitar/mountain dulcimer duo. The mountain dulcimer was held and played almost like a guitar. The foliage in Garching was lovely. I was in Garching last year, too, but was too early for Octoberfest; this year, I was there too late for it!

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« Reply #476 on: October 31, 2019, 04:20:39 AM »
:: adds Siena to the list of places to visit ::
This made me laugh! I liked Rock's comment about getting all the little disasters out of the way at the beginning of the trip, and indeed, it seems that's exactly what you did!

I got back last week from a trip to the Netherlands and Germany. We happened to hit Leiden just in time for their October 3 Festival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_October_Festival), which was great fun! Lots of street food, rides, games, stalls for buying stuff, and entertainment, including a guitar/mountain dulcimer duo. The mountain dulcimer was held and played almost like a guitar. The foliage in Garching was lovely. I was in Garching last year, too, but was too early for Octoberfest; this year, I was there too late for it!


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« Reply #477 on: November 03, 2019, 11:31:08 PM »
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This made me laugh! I liked Rock's comment about getting all the little disasters out of the way at the beginning of the trip, and indeed, it seems that's exactly what you did!

I got back last week from a trip to the Netherlands and Germany. We happened to hit Leiden just in time for their October 3 Festival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_October_Festival), which was great fun! Lots of street food, rides, games, stalls for buying stuff, and entertainment, including a guitar/mountain dulcimer duo. The mountain dulcimer was held and played almost like a guitar. The foliage in Garching was lovely. I was in Garching last year, too, but was too early for Octoberfest; this year, I was there too late for it!

Very nice indeed. Leiden has happy GMG associations for me. My daughter was 'studying' in Leiden for a year as part of her degree course at Leeds University in England. Leiden is very beautiful indeed and it was a pleasure to visit. I went twice, once to take my daughter over on the ferry and once to visit her. It also gave us the opportunity to meet  and share a lovely evening with two famous Dutch Johans of this forum. Happy memories or 'The Siege of Leiden' as one of them put it. I'm sure that you'd like Siena.
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