Quest for the best: fast food

Wow this topic could easily be an endless debate everywhere, with many disagreeing! As I’ve lived three quarters of my life in England and a quarter in the States, most of this article will be about those two with brief mentions of other countries visited. So…fish and chips! You see it on menus in AmericaContinue reading “Quest for the best: fast food”

Carmines, Williamsburg NY

Just a brief nod to one of our all-time favourites. Carmines, on Graham Avenue in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area of Brooklyn has nothing to do with Carmines in Manhattan I’m told. We’ve always loved the Brooklyn Carmines. We first went here about twelve years ago with my wife’s family from Queens. From the start you couldContinue reading “Carmines, Williamsburg NY”

Rhinebeck and Kingston, Upstate NY

(December 2020) A little misty-murky this morning. I was thinking it might just be local weather but the light fog held all the two hour drive Upstate New York to our destination of Kingston. It added to the mild wintry atmosphere though, and was also photogenic! Our usual, local McDonald’s drive-through to get mcmuffins andContinue reading “Rhinebeck and Kingston, Upstate NY”

New England Part 3 – The Berkshires, MA

And to the third and final leg of our holiday: The Berkshires in Massachusetts. They run from, roughly, North Adams in the north to Sheffield and a little beyond to the south (ish). About 50 plus miles. The Berkshires even spill out a bit over MA to New York State. Marie had chosen for usContinue reading “New England Part 3 – The Berkshires, MA”

New England Part 2 – Keene, New Hampshire

Keene – the college town in South West New Hampshire – was the second leg of our trip following on from the Squam Lake region near the centre of the state. To be honest, I was nervous about Keene! Even though we were only staying for two nights. When we’d made plans for the trip,Continue reading “New England Part 2 – Keene, New Hampshire”