Snapshots of Amsterdam

Amsterdam – there is too much to scribe in one go. Bite-sized posts will better suit this liberal, water-filled city of wonky houses, cyclists, excellent food and eclectic sights. For now, a flying visit via snapshots. Breakfast at the Stayokay Amsterdam is Hagelslag lekker (chocolate sprinkles delicious). We linger too long, so it’s a dash around the corner to the Van … More Snapshots of Amsterdam

Chasing the Sun

It’s becoming a beautiful early morning. Just as well – my weary limbs are grateful for the clear, bright encouragement given by the sun’s opening rays. Impatiently, I duck between slowed cars on the busy road that edges Knole Park, swing open the heavy entrance gate on the other side, and hear it clatter shut behind me. I mutter an … More Chasing the Sun

Starting the Weekend at Standen

A hastily sketched post to close the week. Time is scarce – someone has just surprised me with a glass of delicious bubbles – so this must be photo-rich and word-light. It’s 1925 and we are approaching a handsome house in deepest Wealden Sussex with gardens galore. The doors are opening – it’s time to welcome the weekend. The table is set in … More Starting the Weekend at Standen

A Spanish Horse Ride to Bateman’s

Facebook has kindly reminded me that Have Paprika, Will Travel has been randomly jotting about travel and other meanderings of the mind for exactly a year today.   It’s just a date – I know that it doesn’t really mean anything. But I’m glad that Have Paprika, Will Travel is still here, with its 54th post. From a Spanish starting point of … More A Spanish Horse Ride to Bateman’s