“Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?

Went down for breakfast with a litre of milk. I hopped on a train that would take me to the highway heading to Hamburg. Thank goodness for the cool day as hot weather can sap your energy. I passed by a hitchhiker to get a spot and in 5 minutes a lift in a 404Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 29June1975: Stockholm, Sweden: Salvation Army All Over the Place!

I must admit civilized and advanced Sweden may offer the best milk I have ever had and guaranteed hot showers but everything feels sterile and lifeless after Greece and Yugoslavia where people may be poor but many are so lively. And anything you want you can buy which is a bit of a shock fromContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 29June1975: Stockholm, Sweden: Salvation Army All Over the Place!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 24June1975: Ystad, Sweden: Milk and Cookie Bliss!

Up for last day in Poland. Raced to the washroom to beat the rush and take advantage of the hot water. Went into town but the stores would not be open until 09:00 so I sat on some steps and updated my diary. There were soldiers and police all over the place. The soldiers hadContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 24June1975: Ystad, Sweden: Milk and Cookie Bliss!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : Latest Song in the Czech 1975 Hit Parade

The Latest Song on the 1975 Czech Hit Parade I love those Russians like my mother but even morethey prevented us from being a capitalist whoreWe love them so ooh ooh ja ja ja!I want to be a star for The PartyLike my deceased comrade Uncle Marty The Russians liberated us in 1945and since thenContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : Latest Song in the Czech 1975 Hit Parade”

:Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 23; Bob and Andrij Travelled to the World Beyond but Are Told to Return

They told me both Bob and I died on the table at 12:04 a.m. What happened was I suppose our trip to the world beyond. Reggie has told me about this world that he has visited it when he died. There was a blazing light ahead of me beckoning me and Bob appeared picking meContinue reading “:Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 23; Bob and Andrij Travelled to the World Beyond but Are Told to Return”

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 20: April Fools Assassination: Andrij in Critical Condition

Hello. It is Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog with Dylan the Westie at my side this evening. While on our evening walk on April 1st with myself and Dylan I say with deep regret an assassination attempt was made on Andrij The Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog in the Bridle Path area of Toronto. Two armedContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 20: April Fools Assassination: Andrij in Critical Condition”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 11August1974: Bled, Yugoslavia: Norwegian Regrets: The Pickled Police Chief

Up at 08:00 and was the last out of the room. Fried eggs, bread, jam and sparkling mineral water which I have turned into a great fan of particularly a brand called Radenska although I think the Romanian brand Borsec is better. A 750 ml bottle is 20 cents. I headed into town to tryContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 11August1974: Bled, Yugoslavia: Norwegian Regrets: The Pickled Police Chief”

“Travels to a Different Time” 18July1974: Heading North from Bucharest: Sending Gypsies Running in Fear!

Too much spaghetti and beer bloated me up and had a sweaty sleep. However a shower, more spaghetti, apple pastry and mineral water revived me. I had a mess to clean up with spaghetti sauce all over the walls. Caked pots in short an East German beer disaster! At noon a farewell to Sorin. AContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” 18July1974: Heading North from Bucharest: Sending Gypsies Running in Fear!”

RKS Wine: A California Cabernet Sauvignon on Training Wheels!

There are LCBO Vintages consultants that know their stuff and can be trusted. Some can’t thinking the LCBO knows how to select wine and who are you to question the big monopoly. One trusted Vintages consultant suggested Long Barn Cabernet Sauvignon as an entry level Cabernet Sauvignon with a “California” designation which means that 100%Continue reading “RKS Wine: A California Cabernet Sauvignon on Training Wheels!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 5/6August1973: Dubrovnik and Drevnik Yugoslavia: My Thoughts about Germans: Is it Time for Forgiveness?

August 5th:  Up early and avoided the barking of the beanshaved man and plaintive complaining of the maid. A breakfast of Fructal cherry nectar, orange jam and bread. Read until noon and off to the beach until three. Met a guy from Vancouver and since I had no food left ate at the hostel cafeteria.Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 5/6August1973: Dubrovnik and Drevnik Yugoslavia: My Thoughts about Germans: Is it Time for Forgiveness?”