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Welcome to the Headwater Blog 2009



Happy New Year and welcome to Headwater’s weblog – or blog as they are known in the world of social media, with apologies to fans of the Queen’s English.
In case you need to know, a blog is a contraction of the term web log, and is roughly defined as a website with regular entries in the form of an online journal, with new entries appearing in sequence as they are written.
This is a brand new addition to our website for 2009, and is designed to inform, divert and entertain you in the year to come.

Of course, it is also here to encourage you to select one or more of our acclaimed holidays in a beautiful part of the world for some reinvigorating walking or cycling, now we all have our snouts out of the festive Christmas trough.
With the recent big freeze across the UK we are even more fired up with enthusiasm and set to make 2009 another year of exceptional holidays for all and sundry, despite having to armour plate our optimism in the teeth of the storm of economic woe that rampages around us.

Peter Brookes captured the current mood perfectly in his cartoon in the Times last weekend depicting a man so shocked by headlines of war, economic crisis and plummeting house prices he tries to end it all by putting his head in the oven, only to find the gas has been turned off by those pesky Russians.

It is a shame there isn’t a newspaper full of positive stories anywhere, so we have invented one, and here it is – the Headwater blog filled with topical travel comment, interesting facts and amusing links for you to explore, all put together by Steve Murray, who has been putting Headwater tours together since 2003.
You won’t find anything negative here – ever – so do drop by for a daily dose of travel comment, Headwater updates, curious facts, quotes and general good feeling.

We hope you enjoy it – all feedback and comments greatly appreciated!

To kick off – and as a sign of the times – here’s Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm with ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’  from the classic 1956 musical High Society – enjoy!

Curious Facts

Everyone knows what happened to Frank, but how about Celeste? She was already an oscar winner (1946 Gentleman’s Agreement) before singing with Frank in 1956, after which she performed mainly on stage and TV for the next 30 years. She has clocked up five husbands so far, marrying most recently in 2004 on her 87th birthday!