Saturday, October 01, 2016

He's Back!

All of us have someone who started us on blogging, for me it is Mr Bert (not his real name.)  I guest blogged for him for a couple of weeks 11 years ago last summer, while he was on holiday in France (before the days of easy mobile blogging.)  Shortly after he returned from Holiday, I went public with Travel Penguin.  His original Blog went off line a few years ago, and he has been sorely missed.  

Well, HE IS BACK - with a new blog and a new commitment to sharing his story and opinions at  

His 'about me' section on his blog, is kind of short so let me give you a little overview.  He is a Yorkshirman, who lives in the greater London area.  We have known him for about 20 years, his partner  for  a decade or so longer.  In the year's I have known Bert, he has been a theater box office manager, a bookstore manager, an elementary school teacher and a lighting designer.  He has a couple of college degrees.  He is a voracious reader, loves the theater - including the avauntgarde, music and art .  He is a writer at heart. We spent a week with Bert and his Mr Someone in Yorkshire a dozen year's ago. His mother Peggy showed me how to cook lamb stew that is to die for.   

He talks about the art, literature, music, people, and the odd and obscure.  

I welcome him back, take a look and consider following his blog.  

The picture above, was taken a few years ago when we were in London. "Bert" and his Mr Someone, treated us to a heavenly high tea in a small posh hotel.  Everyone should partake of high tea at least once.  


  1. he looks like a nice fellow; methinks I shall wander over there to his blog...

  2. Anonymous10/01/2016

    Me too.

  3. Thank you David! I was looking for a another good blog (they are so hard to find) to add to my blog roll. I just returned from Bert's blog, I love it!
    Thanks again!

  4. Oh that Tea was scrumptious!

  5. I am all for new and exciting blogs, especially if the words 'proper' and 'tea' are included. Sure signs both.