A Few Impressive Driveways From My Travels

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Continuing my Holiday Huffing theme of recent posts, I thought I’d share a few photos of some impressive driveways that I’ve encountered on my travels.

Now, these humble access roads don’t use the pattern imprinted concrete method that my customer of Swap yer for a driveway? fame does, but they’re all a beauty to behold.

St Michaels Mount, Cornwall, England

Lets start with a driveway from my home country. The tidal access route of St Michaels Mount is swallowed up by the sea twice a day and getting a boat back is all part of the fun.

That’s after you’ve sampled some of the fine ale that is brewed on the island obviously…

Burg Eltz, Mosel Valley, Germany

Germany is one of my favourite holiday destinations and Burg Eltz in the Mosel Valley is a great illustration of why. This is one of dozens of fairytale castles that can be found along the course of the Mosel and Rhine rivers.

For best effect, don’t forget to traverse the Autobahns in a VW Campervan!

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The oldest building featured. There are miles of huge wide stone paved and gravel access roads into the various temples to be found to the north of Siem Reap in Cambodia, but this is one of the most impressive.

This is from Angkor Wat, a temple complex measuring approx 1km square!

Driveways or Not?

Now some of you might be saying, these are very impressive, but are they really driveways?

Hmm… What counts as a driveway? Does it have to have been created post the invention of the motor car or horse-drawn carriage to count?


Let’s consider the following:

  • The Oxford Dictionary defines a driveway as: a short road leading from a public road to a house or garage.
  • An Englishman’s home is his castle.

In Conclusion…

Et voila! Case closed. They are driveways and they’re all very impressive!


Song Intros (Quiz Round)

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Following on from my Cryptic Computing (Quiz Round) post, I thought I’d add another round from that most enjoyable evening.

As avid readers of my About Me page will know, I have an eclectic taste in music including heavy metal, reggae, country ‘n’ western, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and anything else produced prior to 1990.

Test Your Musical Knowledge

Most of the songs featured are fairly well-known so for someone like myself who enjoys a wide range of tunes, they shouldn’t be too much of a challenge.

Have a go at guessing the song title and artist for the following song opening lines. Answers can be found further down the post. No peeking!

The Questions

  1. Six o’clock already. I was just in the middle of a dream.
  2. I got my first real six string. Bought it at the 5 and dime.
  3. Tommy used to work on the docks.
  4. All my love, all my kissing. You don’t know what you’ve been missing
  5. One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock, rock
  6. Mama, just killed a man.
  7. I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon, but to settle down and write you a line
  8. Well I’m gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
  9. Picture yourself in a boat on a river. With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
  10. If everybody had an ocean, Across the U.S.A.
  11. The silicon chip inside her head. Gets switched to overload
  12. Ma, take this badge off of me. I can’t use it any more.
  13. Lay where you’re laying. Don’t make a sound
  14. I was born in a crossfire hurricane. And I howled at my ma in the driving rain
  15. Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty.
  16. I found my thrill…
  17. Well, she was just 17, You know what I mean.
  18. Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun. I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come.
  19. Hey where did we go, Days when the rains came.
  20. It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside. I’m not one of those who can easily hide.
  21. It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunk tank.
  22. Comin’ to ya on a dusty road, Good lovin’. I got a truck load.
  23. I’ve travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru. I’ve had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Timbuktu
  24. Never know how much I love you. Never know how much I care.
  25. A long long time ago. I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.

No Peeking!

Just to break up the answers from the questions and to stop you from inadvertently peeking, I thought I’d add a YouTube clip at this point.

Why not take a short break to enjoy a song that perfectly sums up how I used to feel when I worked for Local Government, before I became a self-employed web designer and software developer

This is a song by one of the artists in the quiz, although not as popular as the song featured.

Hope you enjoyed that! And now…

The Answers

  1. Manic Monday – Bangles
  2. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  3. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  4. Oh Boy – Buddy Holly
  5. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  7. You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart
  8. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
  9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
  10. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
  11. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
  12. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Eric Clapton / Bob Dylan / Guns n Roses
  13. Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  15. Summer in the City – Lovin Spoonful
  16. Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
  17. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  18. Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  19. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  20. Your Song – Elton John
  21. Fairytale of New Yorkl – Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
  22. Soul Man – Sam & Dave / Blues Brothers
  23. I’ve Never Met A Nice South African – Spitting Image
  24. Fever – Peggy Lee / Ella Fitzgerald
  25. American Pie – Don McLean

Copyright Free

There’s nothing special here so please feel free to use this quiz as your own, but if you do publish it somewhere, why not include an acknowledgement and a link back to this blog page?

Finally, why not post how well you did below?

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