Fiorenzuola d’Arda – what a lovely little town and the Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!

I have been visiting this small town for almost two years now since my son moved there to play basketball for their team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion to B. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B. HavingContinue reading “Fiorenzuola d’Arda – what a lovely little town and the Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!”

Have you ever visited Paestum?? You really should…when we can all travel again of course

One of the lesser known jewels of Italy dates back to 600 years BC and was constructed by the Ancient Greeks and then later reconstructed by the Romans. And what a place, even today it is stunning and wonderful to visit. See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paestum for the history and some photos. Unless of course you wishContinue reading “Have you ever visited Paestum?? You really should…when we can all travel again of course”

Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…

As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post above on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he ownedContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”

Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that philosophy is still true today, 30 or 40Continue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Motorcycle riding, safely

Listen all, motorcycles are in my humble opinion and experience the most fun you can have dressed, but also very difficult to master cos they often don’t behave as we think they should. The secret to riding a bike is basically not a secret, you simply need to concentrate and use your brain as wellContinue reading “Motorcycle riding, safely”