A Wet Day in Luneburg………


Even a very wet June day could not put us off enjoying an exploration of the narrow streets of old Luneburg.

Luneburg is one of the original Hanseatic Ports, not the largest but still important.  Located in the District of Saxony, Germany, it lies on the River Limenau, a tributary of the River Elbe.

Now we have known for years that brick is a great construction material, but in Luneburg the architects and bricklayers have pushed their skills to the limits of their generation.  Perhaps not surprising as the area that surrounds Luneburg was rich in clay, so I guess no shortage of bricks.

The old town is a mix of dwellings but mainly buildings  that were for multi use, Offices, Warehouses, Workshops… many where the owner and family, lived on the premisies.


The rain never eased but somehow it didn’t detract from the our visit.  The cobble stone streets glistened and those multi colour bricks had an added glow.


I also guess that the rain ensured we had the street pretty much to ourselves!

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd April

(C) David Oakes 2020

Getting ones Priorities Right…….


They have just published the latest Retail Sales figures for March.  As to be expected Food Sales at the Supermarkets enjoyed a bonanza.  Not really surprised with all the Panic Buying.

Obviously Toilet Rolls were near the top of the list…… But at the very top was record sales of Beer, Wines and Spirits….yep booze was the priority.

If Sherry is to you liking, then  a barrel or two of Gonzalez Byass finest could be waiting for you in the Bodegas of the Andalusian City, Jerez….


Is that what they call ‘stock piling’

I guess they could ‘dust off’ a barrel or two for you.

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

1st April

(C) David Oakes 2020